This sausage stuffer is made of metal and wood. To use, ground meat and spices would be mixed together and placed in the larger end of the funnel. A casing, often created from animal organs, would be held at the smaller end and the plunger would be depressed, forcing the filling into the casing.
Tools such as this have been used to prepare meat since ancient Greece. In the United States, earlyNative Americans made pemmican, a dried meat and berry mixture pressed into a patty. Throughout Europe, many cities became known by their signature sausage, including Germany’s Frankfurt-er, and Italy’s Bologna. As immigrants from around the world traveled to America, people brought their favorite foods, recipes, and tools with them, including sausage stuffers.
Discovery Kit: Foodways (October 25 2019) Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.