Historical information

A pie funnel is a hollow ceramic tool that bakers place in the center of pies to prevent bubbling over. They can also be called pie vents, because that hollow core allows steam to escape during baking.
Thomas M Nutbrown started manufacturing kitchenware in 1927 from his factory on Walker Street, Blackpool. He registered the company in 1932 and over the following years his company was exporting goods all over the world. His company pioneered many unseen kitchen gadgets and utensils onto the market and had many products patented. Today Nutbrown continues original techniques and craftsmanship to produce kitchenware that give its products a distinctive character.


A kitchen item that in the 1930s was a unique addition to any housewives kitchen from a UK company that is still producing these types of products today.

Physical description

Pie Funnel, ceramic white glaze,

Inscriptions & markings

"Nutbrown" printed on side.