|Object ID #||1959.017.004|
|Object Name||Masher, Potato|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Place of Origin||Grey County or Owen Sound?|
Plain, wooden-style potato masher, late 19th-century. It is made out of one piece of wood, with no decoration. There is no maker's identification either.
Given to Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Bishop as a wedding gift in 1888. It is not known who made it for them.
The Bishop family lived at Owen Sound, Ontario. Allan Kilbourn Bishop was an Owen Sound merchant, and he died in 1923. Mrs. Bishop was formerly Miss Florence Early [Earley]. Her mother was Mrs. Annabel J. Earley.
Last owned by their daughter, Helen Bishop.
|Collection||Food Processing Tools & Equipment|
|Dimensions||L-39 Dia-8.5 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
Bishop, Allan Kilbourn
Bishop, Helen Kilbourn
|Function||It was a hand-held kitchen implement used to pulverize boiled potatoes or turnips so that they would be mashed for serving. It was used in an Owen Sound, Ontario household for many years.|