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Very Rare 19th Century Cucumber Straighteners

GA09 - 4706
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A very rare collection of six 19th century hand blown glass cucumber straighteners. In very good condition, one with a small nibble to the base.

Designed by George Stephenson who also built the first public railway line in the world and of course ' Stephenson's Rocket ' . Stephenson who had a problem with crooked cucumbers growing in his glasshouses at Tapton House, had several made at his Newcastle steam engine factory. The young fruit is fed through through the small aperture at the top, which is then hung and tied by string from it's knop to the framework in the greenhouse, a wonderful piece of 19th century ingenuity.

English circa 1860.

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Height50 cm (19 3/4")
Width8 cm (3 1/4")
Depth8 cm (3 1/4")
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Period 19th Century
Country England
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