Thursday, February 12, 2015

According to Strict Mathematical Principles


I am fortunate to cross paths with a wide range of individuals and along the way I recently helped a neighbor edit her household possessions in light of an impending move. Emptying the kitchen cupboards to explore what should be packed, given to relatives, donated or possibly resold I came upon a very unique serving item decorated with all sorts of lines, arrows, letters and numbers along with the words "Col. D. S. Bradley Patent Cake Divider" also known as a plat diviseur. She had no recollection how this plate came in to her possession.

A plat diviseur is designed for cutting cake, pie, etc. so that a varying number of people can get equal slices. So for those of us who are intent on treating our others similarly, this could be an ideal solution. I have yet to figure out who exactly was Col. D. S. Bradley. Hopefully he (or she) does indeed exist fictionally or actually. The jury is out on that one.






5 comments:

  1. Nice plate! Probably invented by some OCD cake eater.......... but fun idea.

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  2. Nice plate! Probably invented by some OCD cake eater.......... but fun idea.

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  3. Thanks for your kind comment! I appreciate it!!

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  4. I know the designer of these, very clever guy, he used to be a neighbour of mine. Only a few hundred were produced so likely to become very collectable. Enjoy it!

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    1. Thanks for sharing that unique piece of information. Always fun to learn the back story!!

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