19th Century Flour Tester with Engraved Name
This is a mid 19th century hand carved bone 'flour tester' used by William P. Greenough who was a well-known and important man in Bangor, ME. This is his personal engraved flour tester that is made of bone and has a slight 'well' at the bottom front of the tester. This allowed him to take samples of flour to test for purity and color. He began working in the flour trade with the W P Hubbard Flour and Grain Company. Their main office was located at 8 Pickering Square Bangor, ME.
What a great little piece of history for your butt'ry or kitchen displays. It is 6" long.
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