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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday



Vintage Thingies Thursday with Coloradolady is a nice trip down memory lane. You will see some of the most interesting vintage treasures from the past.





This is a vintage Puritan No.11 cast iron meat grinder made by Griswold in the 1920s. Why I kept this all these years, I do not know. My family used it when I was growing up. Maybe I felt it played a big part in my having food when it was scarce. Most everything we had to eat was home raised. No money for store bought things if there were any available.

With a little tender care this would work today.


This is an old lantern that belonged to my dad. My sister has this and repainted it to keep it from rusting. It was well used in the past.

35 comments:

Heart2Heart said...

LV,

What great items. I have to say the lantern is my favorite so far. I see so much charm in these items and can see how much sentimental value they have for you. Thank you for sharing them.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Postcardy said...

My mother had a meat grinder. She used it to make hash.

Matty said...

It's hard to let go of the past. I don't blame you for keeping them.

Oklahoma Granny said...

My Mother-in-law still has a meat grinder like that. She makes bologna salad with it. Mmmmm - good!

CC said...

I do remember those lanterns.. and storms and storm cellars. I can stii remember the smell of the lanterns when we would go to a storm cellar to wait out a storm. My mother was terrified of them... Happy VTT,have a great weekend.

Marina said...

I also like that lantern and the meat grinder is really cool. Great vintage items!

Ebie said...

Hi Ms LV, I think you are keeping for sentimental reasons. The lamp is also a beauty.

Linda said...

Wonderful vintage items! Love that lantern and the meat grinder is very interesting. I think my Mom had one when I was young but I have not seen it in years.

Maureen said...

I don't know about meat grinders but I know the Griswold pans sell for a lot on ebay, etc. Very collectible.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow LaVoice, what a great grinder!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

P. said...

Cool stuff. I bought a grinder attachment for my Kitchenaid mixer but I haven't used it yet. I would actually have preferred a hand crank model if I'd had one. Food allergies and intolerances make people (like me) have to go back to doing things the old fashioned way sometimes to make sure we know what we're eating.

ClassyChassy said...

I have old lanterns, but no meat grinder. When I was a kid, the grocery store on the corner had one a little larger to grind meats, and then a different style to stuff sausage casings. He also had a curiously wavy butcher block to chop things up on! Fun to watch!

Debbie said...

I remember my Mom using a grinder just like this to make mincemeat. My brother has it now but I doubt that he uses it!

Amanda said...

YOur meat grinder brings back memories of my grandmother working in her summer kitchen. She used that kitchen at any time of year, to can or prepare meat for the freezer. She used to grind her own meat and make her own sausages, and still remember her using a grinder similar to yours!

Roslyn said...

My Grandmas & my Mum all had these, my aunts too! They still work with a little muscle power.

Charlotte said...

My mother still has one of these and uses it to grind coconut for her delicious coconut cake at Christmas time! Of course, she doesn't do the grinding, she always had daddy or my brother to grind.

Ulla said...

My mother also had a meat grinder like that. I used to think "What if I press the meat in with my finger and ..."
Lanterns like that are still necessary at summer cottages with no electricity.

Michelle said...

My grandma had a meat grinder, too! These were great vintage items!

Coloradolady said...

I saw a meat grinder like this at a estate sale not long ago, the price was over 25.00.....could not imagine that was the going price, but then again, you never know about what items become popular. Have a great VTT....ps...Sat. post is great!

Vonlipi said...

The meat grinder just needs a good cleaning and greasing!

Love that lantern!

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I so love old things! And still usable today.
Brenda

Ann Creek said...

Love that you kept the meat grinder. I have a collection of laterns so I really like it. I don't think I would like it if we had to grind our own meat today.
Ann

Stephanie said...

The longer you keep some "ordinary" items, the more unique and special they become. Peace, Stephanie

Danica said...

Beautiful! You make me wish I would have kept some things from when I was growing up!

marian said...

i love your old grinder and lantern :) btw i collect them too lol!

SueWis said...

Yep, those meat grinders are sturdy and hard working machines. I remember my dad grinding venison. (yuck) Thanks for sharing yours!

Debbie said...

Those are some really neat things! I bet you appreciate them so very much!

Sarah said...

My grandfather had a gringer similar to yours. :-) I love the lantern!

Tammy said...

Hi LV,
My husband uses a meat grinder very similar to yours when he is making deer sausage. Your lantern is lovely. You have such wonderful treasures of life well lived.

Troy said...

I love the meat grinder, My parents had one similar to that, I have no idea what heppend to it.

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The Happy Homemaker said...

I remember the grinder that my mom had like that...but she used hers for cole slaw and canning chow-chow:)Great memories!

Elizabeth said...

Hi, LV! I'm a little late w/ my VTT visits this week! My mother used a grinder like that to make hash when I was a kid in the 70s. I'll have to find out how old it was when she got it.

SueLovesCherries said...

Ah, yes! Let's hear it for the meat grinder! A staple in our home as well. My mom made a type of rolladen with leftover pot roast and veggies that we poured ketchup all over - yum! (Huh! How did we have leftovers in a family of eight?)

Stacey said...

What neat items! Happy (late) VTT!

Dogmom Diva said...

LV, we have a meat grinder like that, found it in a box, think it might have come from my mother in laws home at some point, needs a good cleaning but I have a good mind to try to grind up meat and taters and make hash like my mom used to...