Dover Stamping Co., Boston, MA.
Title BLOOD'S PATENT WOODEN TABLE TOP FLOUR SIFTER FROM 1860S.
Publisher Early to mid 1860s.
Seller ID 94-0233
All pine construction. Box frame with bootjack legs on 2 sides and other sides partially open for insertion of a pan. Open top with an axle holding wooden rocker, the handle of which moves 2 wooden rollers across a curved wire screen secured to sides by tin strips. Nail construction with original nails. Rocker detachable for cleaning. One side faintly stenciled Blood's Pat. Sept. 17, 1861 and about 30% of the original paper label on the other. 8 1/2 h. (excluding rocker) x 9 x 10 1/2. 13 h. with rocker in fully raised position. The Blood sifter was a product of the Dover Stamping Co., Boston, MA, which they first patented on Sept. 17, 1861. A second patent date (January 9, 1866) appears on later models, so this one can be dated from the early to mid 1860s. The original paper label read: Blood's Improved Sifter. Patented September 17th 1861. Sifts Flour, Meal, Squash, Apple, Pulverized Sugar, Whiting, Drugs, with great rapidity and ease. Family Use ever offered to Housekeepers. It has won its way to public favor solely by its own-spirits. It is easily adjusted to any Pan. Box, Firkin or Barrell, or maybe used upon a molding board and is operated without putting the hands into the material. Directions-Fill to the central rod and siftwith a short quick stroke. Remove the central rod for cleaning. Manufactured solely by Dover Stamping Company, 38 & 90 North Street, Boston, Mass. Works well with all parts original & original patina. Shows obvious signs of use,but no damage not to be expected from unabusive use. NOTE: Price includes the shipping cost over & above that added automatically in the shoppingbasket for the furthest postal zone from 17110. If you are a buyer in a closer zone, inquire about saving on shipping.