Posted 4 years ago
In my teen years & early 20's I collected vintage and antique pie birds and pie funnels (also called pie vents). I also have some newer ones from the past 15 years that have not been used. A pie bird (or pie funnel) is placed in the middle of a pie crust to allow steam to escape through the top during baking so the juices remain inside the pie. It's a fun piece of kitchen history.
Here are photos of some of my "flock".