Historical information

Landers, Frary & Clark were a housewares company based in New Britain, Connecticut. It operated from 1865 until its assets were sold to the General Electric company in 1965.
They manufactured a wide variety of products over the years, including stainless steel bull-nose rings and electric ranges, kitchen scales and vacuum bottles, window hardware and ice skates, mouse traps and percolators, can openers, corkscrews, cutlery, straight razors, aluminium cookware, and thousands of other products.
Many of these items were marketed under the brand Universal.
Some of the non-electric kitchenware assets were acquired from G.E. in 1984 by Universal Housewares, Inc./Universal Trading, Inc., who still market "Universal" meat grinders and coffee mills.


An early domestic item its function was for use in the home kitchen that's the original patented design from 1897 is still being produced today under its brand name of Universal by Universal Trading Inc USA.

Physical description

Food mincer cast iron with wooden handle & thumbscrew for bench attachment.

Inscriptions & markings

Marked "No. 2 Universal".