Posted 2 months ago
The one pictured on the left (w/ 'diamond pattern') I've had for years, and could have sworn I've shown here before already but after looking back just now I don't find it. <headdesk>
The one on the right just came home with me today from the assorted kitchen utensils bin at Goodwill. When I picked it up I said to myself "I know I've already got one of these...but for a buckish, why not have two??" <lolol> so I dropped it in my basket anyway.
The FUNFUN part didn't happen until I got it home and was taking it out of the bag. Glancing over at the other one (already hanging 'on display' on my utensil rack in the kitchen) I immediately realized that this one is *not* just a 2nd one of the same -- this one has a square pattern to its grater surface while the one I already had has a diamond pattern to it. TOO COOL!!! :-) :-) :-)
The 'ferrules' on each bear identical stampings with a nifty ACME logo at the top, reading "THE ONLY GENUINE SAFETY GRATER PAT'D & MADE IN U.S.A.".
Google Pics seems to suggest the 'square pattern' ones are more common, I don't know what to think about that. Meanwhiles, it seems they were a general product of the 1950's or so...?