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While in France, Jefferson ordered William Short (who was for a time his personal secretary) to buy a macaroni (Jefferson spelled it maccaroni) machine from Naples which eventually was shipped to America. Their correspondence and Jefferson's drawings are below. Click to enlarge
Friday, March 1, 2019
When the wider silver folks came out some continued to eat with two prong steel forks or knife. An American defended "that Americans have as good a right to their own fashions" and to eat off a knife in 1837. Even 15 years later a British visitor remarked on the habits of Baltimore women still using two prong forks.