Implements (object genre)
Nutmeg is a spice which grows in the form of small, hard seeds. In order to be easily used, nutmeg must first be ground or grated into a powder or grain-like texture. Nutmeg graters are used to grind aromatic nutmeg seeds into an easily useable form. The seeds are inserted into the grater and rubbed up against the perforated metal of the grater by use of a crank or other mechanism. This grinds the nutmeg into smaller pieces. These are a selection of older nutmeg graters dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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Michigan State University. Museum
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