Board and rollers (2) for making noodles
Part (board): 29 x 38 1/2 in. (73.7 x 97.8 cm) Part (roller): 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm) Part (roller 1): 31 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.
Wooden board (pine) made up of four horizontal boards tenoned into rails at each end; two holes for hanging pierced through the top (one still with a loop of twine). Two rollers in graduated sizes.
Lillian Galli (1896-1973), born in Brooklyn of Italian immigrant parents, used this board and rollers for making egg noodles and gnocchi. They were donated by her son, Warren Galli (b. 1923), who vividly recalled his mother rolling out flat noodles in the tradition of her northern Italian (Venetian) family, and serving them in chicken broth-based soups. The family lived on the corner of 70th Street and Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn.
Gift of Warren Galli
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