The Stainless Steel Food Guide Flap and Pin has been a part of MOST food cutters made in America from 1939 until now. If your vegetable chopper has pin holes on either side of the hopper this part will most likely fit.
Made by the M.H. Graham Company of Biloxi, MS, the inventor and manufacture of the Original Rotary Food Cutter a 3-leg base named the Saladmaster. The company also made a 2-piece body round base for Life Time Cookware and the West Bend Company, and a 1-piece body square base made for Renaware, Health Craft and Vita Craft. M.H. Graham also made food cutters for Aristo Craft, Camelot, Carico, Classica, Colonial, CooksBest, Cook -O-Matic, Cordon Bleu, Crown Regent, DreamWare, Ekco, Flavorite, Flavor Seal, Future Craft, Kitchen Craft, Lustre Craft, RegalWare, Royal Prestige, Royal Queen, Salad Master, Seal-O-Matic, Society, Temp-Tone, Thermal Sentinel, Townecraft, Vacumatic, Vita Craft, Vollrath, West Bend, Wonder Ware and others.
The M.H. Graham Company (food cutter tooling and parts) was acquired by the Health Craft Cookware Company in 1992 and they continue to manufacture The Original Rotary Food Cutter to this day.
History of the M. H. Graham Company and the Original Rotary Food Cutter
In the 1930’s Maurice H. Graham’s innovations and aspirations allowed him to start his own business bearing his name: The M. H. Graham Company. The inventions of M. H. Graham revolutionized the very essence of the kitchen equipment industry, and with it he was able to make a lasting impact in the kitchens and lives of families all across North America and many countries worldwide. Many of his inventions also had a profound effect on direct cookware sales, while also helping to shape the future of the industry. For his contributions, M. H. Graham is considered to be one of the most influential inventors of kitchen equipment of all time. Some of his most notable inventions and patents are listed below:
M. H. Graham’s greatest invention and contribution is the Rotary Food Cutter, due to the effects it would have on the cookware industry. In 1949 a company based in Dallas, Texas would take the rotary food cutter, re-branded as the Saladmaster, and use it to help build a worldwide sales organization. The M. H. Graham Company would go on to file five patents on the rotary food cutter, beginning in 1939 and filing the last revision in 1980.
The founder Maurice H. Graham would unfortunately pass away in 1955 at the age of 66. His son, Elwood M. Graham, would fill his father’s shoes as CEO of the M. H. Graham Company. Elwood was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Criminal Investigation Division in Europe and Asia. While serving in Asia, Elwood played a role in the occupation of Japan under General Douglas MacArthur. After the war, he would join the F.B.I. becoming a special agent serving under J. Edgar Hoover in Dallas, Detroit, and Minneapolis. Elwood would also work with a non-profit The Mississippi Coast Crime Commission, belonged to the Society of Former Special Agents of the F.B.I., and would serve on the boards of multiple corporations.
Posted by Gordon E Cash on 2nd Jul 2016
This stainless steel food guide will protect your fingers and make it much easier to grate and slice foods.
Posted by George on 15th Dec 2014
It works well as a guide or as a "pusher". Easy to clean.