Sugar Beet Cutter with a Blade and Wood Block
This item relates to sugar beets and sugar. It is a sugar beet cutter with a blade and wood block.
To make sugar, the first step was to cut up sugar beets into smaller pieces. Once the sugar beets were cooked, the liquid was put in a wood mold. This was used to mold and harden sugar cane into cone shapes. After the sugar cooled, the sugar beet cones were removed and stored. The jar has an example of sugar beet cones.
When sugar was needed, a person would take the metal sugar nippers and cut off a piece from the cone.