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By Sharon Brown on August 19, 2010

It was almost as old as the mountains it came from, but that pie safe held much more than pies. It held all the dreams of a little girl, and it held all the scents of her childhood.

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KAMasud
Jul 19, 2013 8:21 AM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri.
We used to have that when I was young, refrigerators had still not reached this part and nor had electricity spread it's tentacles as yet. Refrigerators if any were run by kerosene. Anyway, they are still very much alive in the cooler environment of the mountains.
Regards,
Arif.
ImageSharon
Jul 19, 2013 8:58 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Good to know, Arif, and interesting that its usefulness was known in other countries.
KAMasud
Jul 19, 2013 7:39 PM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri.
Usefulness Confused . Sharon the developers of that technology ruled over both the countries for a certain period of time. It was not invented by either of us but the Colonial British. As nothing happens in isolation, these should also have been in use all over Europe.
Regards,
Arif.
ImageSharon
Jul 19, 2013 8:24 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Same could be said for chairs, Arif. There is little actual technology there either except in the design for comfort. The pie safe was used simply to allow steam to escape and to keep mold and the bugs away from cooling baked goods. It was simply a piece of useful furniture. Had nothing to do with refrigeration. It didn't keep anything from spoiling in heat.

Chairs serve a purpose and are useful. Same thing. They just hold people instead of pies. Smiling
KAMasud
Aug 6, 2013 5:32 AM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri.
Maybe. Ours were built in a wall of maybe a kitchen. Had mosquito netting on the outside plus storm shutters. Inside also the door had netting, air kept flowing.
Food normally was cooked in the afternoon. You had your afternoon and evening meal then put what ever was left in in the safe for breakfast the next day then left over given to the dog. As you rightly pointed out it was not used to freeze, just keep the air flowing, keep the lizards, mice, rats out.
This concept of refrigeration came a long time afterwards, somewhere late '60's in this part of the world. Ice, we used to get from the ice factory with it's ammonia plants.
Sharon your mind wandered because you had electricity and fridges. No such luck here Sticking tongue out
Regards,
Arif.

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