The back of it is stamped with a patent date of November 6, 1906. I was really intrigued by how old it is. And it was only $1.50, so I splurged. :)And I might even put this old fashioned whisk to use. There was a woman standing next to me while I was admiring this in the store. She said, "My mother used to use one just like that. She recently passed away. She was 101 years old." Sold. And some old, weathered tongs (for lack of the proper term) for removing hot canning jars. Not that I ever do any canning. But the wood on the handles was just really smooth and time worn and again, I was intrigued by the age of this. Makes me wonder about the person who used this and what their story was???
And yes, a shameless plug for my friend Marj's aprons! (this one is now hanging in my kitchen). I thought it was appropriate for this post, since undoubtedly the woman who used these utensils wore one, too.