Cob Tongs Provide Sanitary Method for Holding Corn (Jun, 1937)

Wow, they sure do grow corn a bit bigger now, don’t they?

Cob Tongs Provide Sanitary Method for Holding Corn

These novel tongs provide a sanitary means of holding hot roasting ears. Made of stainless steel, they permit the ear to be grasped securing without the fingers touching the corn. Claws on the ends of the tongs are shaped in “fish hook” manner so that the corn cannot possibly slip.

4 comments
  1. Rick Auricchio says: January 21, 20091:22 pm

    People tend to wash their hands before eating, though there was certainly a big popularity of all things labeled Sanitary in those days.

  2. Scott B. says: January 21, 20092:32 pm

    Charlie, I think you’re right about corn being bigger these days, what with selective breeding techniques. I remember watching an old movie from the early ’30s on Turner Classic Movies. It showed a big feast of a meal, but the corn-on-the-cob were these little bitty things.

  3. Rick Auricchio says: January 21, 20098:26 pm

    Naw, the kid’s just eleven feet tall, eating over a two-foot plate.

  4. nlpnt says: January 21, 200910:55 pm

    Even since the ’80s it seems like corn’s gotten sweeter but with less “corn” flavor.

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