Pig scalder


Pig scalder

A Pig scalder is a tool that was used to soften the skin of a pig after it had been killed to remove the hair from the its skin. Because people rarely slaughter and process their own pigs anymore, pig scalders are seldom, if ever, used now.

There were many shapes and sizes for scalders depending on materials used to construct it and how much was spent on it. In general, a pig scalder looks like a very large pot or tub. It would be made of wood or metal, though a metal scalder meant that you could build a fire beneath the scalder in order to heat the water inside. Metal scalders were also easier to clean after use.

See also

*Scalding-house

References

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