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Sausage Stuffer

Bread and Cheese Rasp

Lidded Nutmeg Grater

Large Dutch Grater

Small Dutch Grater


Cake Rings

Baking Sheet

Small Cookie Cutters

Gnome Cookie Cutters

Snowman Cookie Cutters

Egg Bowl

Swedish Knackebrod Cutter

"S" Hooks


Bail Holder
Measuring Cup
Copper Dipper
Jack and Gill Measures
Pocket Grater
Chestnut Roaster
Wooden Grater
Small Skimmer "Scummer"
Spice Box
Pretzel Tree
Cheese and Butter Sampler
Sugar scoop
Basting brush
spit cake roasters
Dry cow and butter squirt
Larding needles


The Poffertjes pan,not an aebleskiver pan. Traced back to the 17 th century,but first appears in a ca 1750 cookbook. This bare copper pan makes tiny yeast buckwheat pancakes that puff up like footballs. Originally used as communion hosts in abbey's and called brodertjes. Served with butter and powdered sugar, they are a Dutch delight.
our pan is about 11 1/2 at the top 9 1/2 at the bottom with 7 divots for the pancakes...about 2 3/8 across. Over all length is 22 inches.
Reproduction, ca 1750, copper and wood hand made.....$175.00

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Sausage Stuffer 
Introducing our newest item just in time for the holidays! Imagine the fragrance of homemade sausages frying over an open fire on a snowy day! We guarentee the winter won't seem long enough! This is an historic reprodution sausage stuffer dated 1740-1820. The plunger is beautifully hand turned cherry. The tube is sturdy brass,tin.lined. It is 2 1/2" in diameter and 16 1/2" overall legnth, the plunger being 12" long.  Sausage Stuffer $140.00 

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Bread and Cheese Rasp (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historic reproduction.
Over 700 hand pierced holes make up the heavy brass body of this rasp. The body is riveted to a hand forged iron frame. Dated: Circa 1750. Origin: Dutch. Materials: Iron & brass. Dimensions: 14" tall x 6 1/4" across.
Bread and Cheese Rasp: $140.00

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Large Dutch Grater (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historic reproduction.
This style of grater can be seen in many contemporary Dutch kitchen scenes. It is very efficient because of its long grating surface. The brass grating surface has hundreds of hand pierced holes, and is riveted to a hand carved wood frame. This is a very attractive piece! Dated: 16th-18th centuries. Origin: Dutch. Materials: brass, various woods as available. Dimensions: 14" long x 6 1/2" wide.
Large Dutch Grater: $185.00

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Small Dutch Grater (above*)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historic reproduction.
To improve the taste of almost any food or drink, 18th century people would grate in a little nutmeg. Nutmeg was so popular, that you wouldn't leave home without your grater and a piece of nutmeg in your pocket! Graters of this size were perfect for traveling! These have brass grating surfaces with hand punched holes. Dated: 16th-18th centuries. Origin: Dutch. Materials: brass, various woods as available. Dimensions: 5" long x 1" wide. Style  has a rounded top.

Dutch Grater : $40.00

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Skummer (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historic reproduction.
Historically known as a "skummer" (which accurately describes its original purpose. I will leave the rest up to the reader's imagination!), this is a beautiful piece crafted entirely of brass. The handle is riveted to the bowl in three places. Dated: 16th-17th centuries. Origin: English. Materials: brass. Dimensions: 17" long, 5" x 7" bowl.
Skummer: $155.00

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Cake Rings (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historic reproduction.
These cake rings were essential baking equipment in the 17th and 18th centuries. The rings were lined with buttered parchment and placed on a baking sheet. Batter was poured into the rings and they were placed in the oven. Our baking rings are made from brass with heavy wired rims at top & bottom. Dated: 1640-1800. Dimensions: large measures 10" dia. x 4" deep, and small measures 8" dia. x 4" deep.
Large: $75.00
Small: $65.00

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Baking Sheet (above, shown in discontinued tin)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historic reproduction. 
Baking sheets were made of various materials, such as copper, tin, or even glass! They were used with cake rings, or on their own to bake small cakes, biscuits, etc. Folded edges make these pans sturdy. Our baking sheets are reproduced from Thomas Jefferson's 1796 kitchen inventory. Available in round or square, in copper or brass only. Dimensions: 11 x 15".
Baking Sheet: $50.00


Egg Bowl (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historic reproduction.
Raised from the plate, this 32oz copper bowl is styled after a larger egg white mixing bowl found in Diderot's Encyclopedia. Use this for the perfect whipped egg whites, or to make Glair. It measures about 7 inches across, and 2 1/2 inches deep. Has a nice heavy hanging ring.
Copper. French, dated to about 1750.
Egg Bowl: $115.00


Swedish Knackebrod Cutter (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel.
This device is used to cut flatbread. The final shape is circular with a hole in the center. After baking, the bread is hung on long poles in the kitchen, or below decks if you are a Viking. This is a Scandinavian kitchen tool ... important if you live in Delaware! The cutter measures 11 inches across and 2 1/2 tall at the outer ring, with a center ring of 2 1/4 inches by 3 1/2 tall supported by four graceful arms.  

Copper , or Brass  $135


Bail Holder (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historic reproduction.
There will be no more complaints when carrying water from the well! This bail holder will fit most steel or iron bails on pails, kettles and pots. Yes, our ancestors thought of everything and came up with brilliant solutions to problems, using simple technology! This reproduction bail holder is made of hand turned wood with hand cut brass hinges. It is stained dark, and looks great! Provides a comfortable handle for heavy vessels. Dated: circa 18th century. Origin: English/American. Materials: various woods as available, brass hinges. Dimensions: 4 1/2" long x 1 1/4" dia.
Bail Holder: $60.00


Measuring Cup (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel.
A sturdy and pretty measuring cup marked in half-cup increments. The cup is based on an original, and the measuring marks are a modern touch. Copper, tin lined. Holds two cups, or approximately 16 ounces. 3.5" tall, 3.5" across the bottom.  Actual measurements are approximate.
Measuring Cup: $60.00


Copper Dipper (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historically Inspired.
A narrow copper dipper with a long handle, perfect for reaching into containers with small necks. This dipper is sturdy and practical. The end of the handle is bent into a hook to hang the dipper by.
Our copper dipper measues 1" base, 2" top and 2" tall, holds 1/3 cup. The overall height, with handle, is 11 1/2". Unlined. We offer this dipper with a spout on either side, so please specify whether you would like a right-handed or left-handed dipper.
Copper Dipper: $55.00


Roman Cochlearium (prototype pictured above)
Handmade in the USA by Peter Goebel. Historically inspired from many originals from the British Museum.
Our elegant cochlearium (spoon) is inspired by originals dating from the second century AD.  The pointed handle end was used to skewer food - forks were not in use at the time. Made, as many originals were, in latten (bronze) with a plating of foodsafe tin, our cochlearium measures 10" long.
Roman Cochlearium: $55.00


Jack & Gill Measures (above)
Handmade in the USA by Peter Goebel. Historically Inspired.
Yes, from the nursery rhyme! The Jack and Jill tune we know was written as a political satire of the effort by Charles I to reform taxes on liquid measures. Our Jack and Gill measures are adapted from c. 1815 originals, solidly made of unlined copper. They nest for ease of storage, and are made with small handles stamped with their measures. These beautiful cups will last lifetimes.
1 Gill (or 1/2 cup) measure: measures 1 3/4 diameter by 3 1/2 tall.
1 Jack (1/2 Gill, or 1/4 cup): measures 1 1/2 diameter by 2 3/8 tall.
Jack: $65.00
Gill: $65.00
Jack and Gill Set: $120.00


Pocket Grater (above, two shown)
Handmade in the USA by Peter Goebel and Erv Tschantz. Historic reproduction.
Years ago, a simple wood and brass grater was discovered in a join under the summer beam of a barn built in the 1740s. When the grater was opened, half a nutmeg was found inside.  We like to think that a man sat on the beam to eat his lunch, set his grater on the join, and never remembered to pick it up. Looks like people have always been forgetting lunch things at work.
We've reproduced that little 1740s grater from beautiful cherry wood and brass. It's got a sliding  cover and a small wooden handle to keep your fingers away from the rasp, and the little depression inside is big enough to stow a nutmeg or two.
Measures 4 3/8 by 1 1/2. Cherry wood and brass.
Pocket Grater - $55.00


Chestnut Roaster (above)
Handmade in the USA by Peter Goebel. Historically inspired, late 18th/19th century.
Chestnuts have been a popular food for over 2,000 years. They are a sweet low-gluten nut with few calories, and the only nut with vitamin C. Our roaster is simple, utilitarian, classic, and completely functional. 
Copied from a 19th century original in a private collection, this general style was used in both England and America.
Made from bare copper with a steel handle, it has a domed, hinged, perforated lid, and the walls of the roaster are also perforated. The roaster measures 20" overall, and the body is 6" round and 2" tall. 
Chestnut Roaster - $130.00


Wooden Grater (above)
Handmade in the USA. Historic Reproduction (mid-18th century)
A three-piece cherry grater hand-turned on  original 18th century tools. Come with a coat of foodsafe oil and wax. After a few years, the clear bright wood finish will darken to a medium heddish hue, as shown.
The grater's top knob pulls out to reveal a chamber for spices to be ground; replacing the knob and turning it grinds the spices into a third, removable chamber at the base. Pop that off to have a small wooden cupful of freshly ground spices.
All pieces friction-fit together. Measures 5 1/2" tall and 2" diameter. 
Wooden Grater: $100.00 

This turned out to be a lesson in experiental archaeology. These are listed as spice graters, nutmeg grinders and neither one is right. They are pepper grinders for use at the table, and work just like the modern variety
... only a lot classier. They seem to be quite common in museums, but the labels are wrong.

Small Skimmer "Scummer"
Handmade in the USA by Peter Goebel. Historic Reproduction / Interpretation, ca. 1750, British/Dutch.
An elegant and convenient little tool. When the original was dug, only the little pierced bowl was found - the handle had snapped off. Peter Goebel created an elegant rolled brass handle based on other items from the time. 
Brass. 2 1/4" diameter dished bowl, 10" overall length. 
Small Skimmer / "Scummer": $49.00


Spice Box (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historically Inspired.
Loosely based on German and European table caskets, this is a beautiful and useful piece of furniture! Stylistically, it suits the 17th to 18th centuries. 
This box is made is heavy copper with four turned brass feet. The lid has a lifting ring at the top center, is domed and closes with a hasp and chain at the front. Inside, 8 triangular  boxes with friction lids and a little lifting tab at the front each hold 1/2 cup of dry spices.  The center of the box has a built-in round holder for a small nutmeg grater, included.
Spice box measures 7" round and 4" tall.  Brass boxes are each 3 1/4" tall. Grater is 2 1/2" tall. Holds 4 cups of dry spices, overall.
Set includes spice box, eight tin spice boxes, and one tin grater.
Spice Box: $400.00.  Each set is about 66 parts
Extra boxes available for $25.00 ea. 


Pretzel Tree (above)
Handmade in the USA. Historic reproduction.
A handy, collapsable piece for vending large pretzels, this design was taken from three different artworks showing Dutch bakers in their shops. 
This pretzel tree is fully handmade with 18th century tools in beautiful solid cherry. The craftsmanship is superb. It's finished with a simple coat of foodsafe oil and beeswax. The wood will darken to an attractive red-brown hue with age and sunlight. 
Dutch, 17th-18th century. 18 3/4 long, and 2 1/2 inches diameter. The arms are removable for storage or shipping (they friction-fit into angled holes). Pretzel tree comes with eight arms and one spare. 
Pretzel Tree: $125.00


Cheese and Butter Sampler
This was used to check quality of product throughout a container. Inspired from an 1808 British pattern book. 

13 Inch overall lenth
8 Inch brass blade

Reproduction  $65

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For the pastry chef, a reproduction of a Georgian silver confectioners sugar sifter and dredger. In copper, About 4x4 x 2 1/2 tall with a large handle.........Reproduction, 1760's.....................$60.00

For anyone needing to brush on oil or melted butter..a reproduction of a goose quill basting brush. In use since the 1400's these wash clean by passing then through boiling water. Some are still in use after 50 years!!
 Sanitized goose quills......$7.00


Spit cakes, also called chimney cakes....made with dough wrapped around a wooden spit, dredged in sugar and roasted over coal to a golden brown then rolled in sugar again for a sweet treat. Reproduced from a 1719 original spit in two sizes.
 The single spit weighs 6 pounds and measures 5x 11 x8 inches tall. The removable coal drawer is about 5x10x2 inches deep. Spits are turned wood 2 1/2 x 5/8x8 on a 18 inch rod. instructions included. Leg height is 3 inches.  Reproduction............$290.00

The triple spit weighs in at 12 1/2 pounds, and measures 11x11x8 1/4 tall with a 10 1/2 x11 x 2 deep pan. Legs are 3inches tall.


On the left a butter squirt for making decorative butter pats..or snake fritters. reproduced from a 16th century cook book in solid cherry, with receipt...$135.00
On the right is a dry cow..for making syllabub the old way, and it works great. Solid cherry wood reproduction with receipt  $135.00


Ca 1630 French skillet dug upstate NY. 6 1/2 inch diameter with a 10 inch handle. Tin lined copper..................$175.00  Unlined    $155


Larding pins or needles. in brass, 9 inches long, ald about 1/2 inch wide.

Ca. 1700 originals ordered for Ft. Pontchartrain.Every cook needs a few.
Brass sheet, reproduction, early 18th century......$45.00

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A Fine dripping panne copied from many 17 th and 18 th century examples. A copper pan with basting well measuring 7 by 10 1/2, with a 13 inch handle. 
Reproduction, .....$220.00


Dockers, also referred to as prickers in early documents. These let air out of biscuits ( on the right) or pastries like wigg cakes ( on the left).English, reproduced from a late 17 th century original. Turned hardwood handle with about 21 reproduction nails about 3/4 inch long. Overall 2 1/2 round and 3 3/4 tall
Docker..... $40.00


Queen Cakes baking pans..for 350 degree max baking. These little cakes started out as travelers cakes. By 1700 they were really small, think cupcakes without the icing. They grew larger and were about this size by mid century. They are the predecessors of the American cupcake. These pans are tin lined copper, 2 inches deep. Round pan is4 inches in diameter. The heart pan is 4 1/2 by 4 1/2.The diamond is 5 3/4 by 3 1/2.The square is 4 inches. The club is 3 circles about 2 1/2 diamond.
they are $55 each, and only guaranteed to 350 degrees.


High temp baking cups. 400 degrees, no problem. These are Yorkshire pudding cups for you Anglophiles, or popover cups for the American version. The recipient is virtually identical.
they measure 3 by 2 1/2 and about 2 3/4 tall. Unlined copper, silver braised seams. Reproduction, English, mid 18 th century.........$40.00 ea


A very special high temp baking cup for a Middle Ages French pastry,from Dijon, called Nonnettes, or little Nuns. Made with French ginger bread made with honey and orange marmalade ,jelly on top and glazed. Those Nuns were not worried about calories. Theas cups make the miniature size cakes..a small bite of heaven. They measure 1 3/4 diameter by 2 1/2 tall,heavy copper with brazed cramped seam.  $35 each, A six pack for $190

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