Depression era hand-made scone-cutter

Depression era hand-made scone-cutter
Australia, 1930s

Depression era hand-made items are having somewhat of a resurgence at the moment. Especially kitchenalia; into which category this scone-cutter neatly fits.

It was made by someone in their kitchen [with the help of a soldering iron] in the 1930s. Scones were a simple flour-and-water batter cake so most depression era families relied on them to either bulk out their evening meal; or – with any luck- by adding jam the ‘cake’ became a sweet item for desert.

Scones – with jam AND cream became popular in the 1940s and 50s- after the depression- and as a direct influence from England. Clotted cream and scones served at high tea became good old Aussie scones with a cup of tea. Either way, the scone-cutter lived on and has been cutting scones for decades!

The scone-cutter is for sale: $AU15
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2 thoughts on “Depression era hand-made scone-cutter

  1. Re the scone cutter. Many lads who started trades school, or even in Grade 6 Primary, school, were taught to construct this item, as their first adventure to progressing onto becoming a qualified metal worker. Of COURSE, girls, were never permitted to attempt metalwork, and confined to cooking and sewing, , Probably some of the lads would have liked to do a bit of cooking as well., but wasn’t de rigueur
    Gradually times are changing for the better in education.

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