Fork, Pastry
1940 Approximate
Pastry Dough Fork. Material: wood, metal. Size: 10 1/2" x 2" W. Description: aluminum six tong fork; extends into a single metal shaft; natural wooden handle; printed on shaft: Foley Fork, Mpls.
Used by Ethel Fell Priebe and Elaine Priebe Swenson. Foley Manufacturing was founded in 1926 by Walter Ringer, Sr. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During the war years the factory concentrated on producing mess kits and other necessities for the war effort. When postwar production resumed, Foley expanded by acquiring the Meets-A-Need Co. and their Sift-Chine flour sifter and started making sifters under the Foley name. During the 50s and 60s Foley continued to introduce new products such as handheld juicers, shredders & measuring tools that expanded their kitchenware line. In the 1960s, many of their items were made for them in Japan. In 1984 the Foley Company became part of the Newell Companies and production continued as the Foley-Martens Co. Products are currently manufactured at a plant in Kingsford, Michigan.