Corn cob holders used in railway diner

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Corn cob holders used in railway diner

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | September 10, 2018

These corn cob holders were made for use on the Milwaukee Road passenger train dining cars, circa 1920-1950. Each holder has a three-pronged end for holding the corn and a triangular support. 

See them in Collections Online.