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(1850-1900)

Machines in the Store

The machines that Mrs. Woodliff used were so shiny and pretty. The coffee grinder was big and red with fancy gold letters, and an eagle with an American flag.  Momma always bought one half pound of coffee, and Mrs. Woodliff carefully weighed the coffee beans, then poured them into the grinder.  I could never understand how something that smelled so good could taste so nasty!
 

We always bought soup beans and they were also weighed on the scale.  Mrs. Woodliff poured them onto a piece of brown paper and tied them with a string.  Momma could do wondrous things with those beans and a little ham.
 
 

Photo Credits:
Churchill County Museums and Archives