Above: Jennings County Historical Society Museum, home to much of the Tempest collection.Left: Arcade lemon squeezer, patented 1873.Above: G.W. “George Washington” Williams lemon squeezer, dating to 1873.
Above: Holborn lemon squeezer dating to the Victorian era. “When our kids were little, we kept a squeezer and lemons on the counter, and they’d make lemonade,” Dave Tempest says.
Above: E.M. Sammis lemon squeezer, 1873.
Right: An Ezy raisin seeder.
Above: A cherry seeder patented in 1863. “There never was a cherry seeder that worked right,” Dave Tempest says. “Some were really elaborate; you wouldn’t believe what went into some of them.”
Right: An 1890 Athol mincemeat chopper.
Below: Very elaborate early (circa 1700) gate lock.
Above: A display of lemon squeezers at the Jennings County Historical Society’s North American House Museum at Vernon, Ind.Left: Clockworks spit jack.