Antique Maxwells Limited No. 10 O.K. Food Chopper in Box
Antique Maxwells Limited No. 10 O.K. Food Chopper
This Antique Maxwells Limited No. 10 O.K. Food Chopper, circa 1900, hails from St. Marys Ontario and brings back a time when the task of grinding meat was normally done in one's home, with the grinder attached to the kitchen table or hoosier cabinet. Constructed out of stainless steel this Maxwells Limited Food Chopper has the original wooden handle and is in in its original box with all the original attachments. The original box designates the manufacturer's model number, No 10 O.K,. name, Maxwells Limited and place of business, St. Marys, Ontario, measures 04.00 inches H X 09.50 inches W X 04.00 inches D, and has appropriate wear for its age.
For those that may want to know a bit about Maxwell Limited, the foundry company was first established in Paris, Ontario in the late 1800's and moved to St. Marys Ontario in 1888, where it became known as David Maxwell & Sons. Initially their main focus was farm equipment, however eventually the company produced planting and harvesting tools, ringer sewing machines, lawn mowers, churns and food grinders. During World War II, production was devoted to the manufacturing of hand grenades, however after the war, the company was unable to compete and ceased operation in 1964.