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iconnumber posted 05-22-2014 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chase33     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a Gorham sugar shaker I recently acquired. I have also heard them called sugar sifters or muffineers. Anyone know the correct term?

Anyway it is 6 3/4" tall and has the trident mark for 1897. There is a delicate band of flowers and garland around the top (I think it is engraved but could be wrong about that).

In addition to the Lion,Anchor,G and trident mark, there is a number scratched into the bottom (sc40181). Anyone know what that is for?

PS I hope the pictures work as I am using the new photo hosting. If I did something wrong, please let me know.

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iconnumber posted 05-22-2014 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
photos look great

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iconnumber posted 05-23-2014 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice muffineer! The scratched number is probably an owner's inventory number for insurance or some such.

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iconnumber posted 05-26-2014 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for seaduck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Odd...I replied to this yesterday, but don't see my message.

It was short: I think these pieces are also called sugar castors or casters.

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