Implements (object genre)
This selection of tin hand graters originates from around the early 1900s. However, this style of tin graters dates back 200 years. Like the graters of today, food was pressed against the metal side of a grater and dragged back and forth against it. The food would then be shredded or "grated" through the small holes in the metal. The top left grater, unlike the others, provides both coarse and fine perforations, making it more similar to the graters available today. This variation in the perforations allows more control over how coarse or fine the food is grated.
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Michigan State University. Museum
Bread grater, available at: https://n2t.net/ark:/85335/m59p2w619
Nutmeg graters, available at: https://n2t.net/ark:/85335/m51c1tf9h