This tool at Smith’s Tavern is a meat and juice press. It is made of cast iron and consists of a “T” handle screw attached to a horseshoe-shaped above a removable round cup with a raised, ribbed bottom. There is a separate scoop-like tool with a matching round-end similar to that of the cup. On the horseshoe is etched “Osborne Newark Patent Meat Juice Press”. On the scoop tool handle is “Mar 1884”.
The tool was used in the preparation of small game and foul. The meat was placed in the pan and pressed until all the juice came out, which was then re-poured over the meat just prior to serving to ensure the flavor stayed fresh and the meat moist after cooking.
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