Mincer; Enterprise Manufacturing Co; 1880-1900; MT1993.82.9


Mataura Museum



About this object

Mincer; a large iron food mincer. It belonged to John and Margaret Taylor of Mataura. John was a Scotsman who arrived in New Zealand in 1876. He worked first as a shepherd and then as a butcher in Dunedin before seeing the potential in exporting frozen rabbits. In 1893 he started a rabbit export depot in Mataura.


Enterprise Manufacturing Co

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal, iron
processed material, metal, alloy, steel
organic, vegetal, wood

Inscription and Marks

On one side of grinder: 'ENTERPRISE / MF'G CO. PHILA. U.S.A'
On other side of grinder: 'ENTERPRISE / TINNED / MEAT CHOPPER / NO.10'
On clamp shaft: 1384'


h 125mm x w 300mm x l 340mm

Subject and Association Keywords

home economics/cooking/food/housekeeping

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object Type

kitchen equipment

Object number


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