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Modern Era, Europe

Utensil used to crack nut shells. This is a 'screw' model, which means that the shell was cracked by tightening the screw as much as possible. This type of nutcracker first appeared in the 16th century.


  • Type: Nutcracker for walnuts
  • Place of origin: Switzerland
  • Materials and techniques: Metal
  • Dimensions: 1.5 x 7 x 4 cm
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