Walt Muller’s garage in Wayne County showed held a collection back in 1998. It was not the baskets that hung from the ceiling, although they were part of a collection.
Nor did we look closely at the bottles which also belonged to a collection.
Walt was a collector.
“You get a lot of them together, and you have a collection,” said Muller.
He applied that rule to his collection of food grinders.
“I just like anything made out of iron that last forever. When it’s got a handle on it, and you can do something with it,” said Muller.
There were 150 food grinders, give or take.
In case you don’t know, these grinders were as much a part of the kitchen as a stove in their day.
Venison, walnuts, beef, garlic and horseradish – all that and more would be put through one of the grinders in a year.
Now, if we grind food, it’s likely with electricity.
Walt just didn’t let that little bit of history go away: It was a tribute to a time that once was.
Muller had captured it, to be sure.