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Wine dumbwaiter in side of Dining Room hearth
"A Greater Eye To Convenience " Jefferson filled Monticello with gadgets designed with "a greater eye to convenience," and the dining room contains many examples. A Device to Fetch Wine Built into each side of the fireplace is a wine dumbwaiter, consisting of a box into which a slave in the wine...
"Ice-creams were produced" Ice cream frequently appears in visitors' accounts of meals with Thomas Jefferson. One visitor commented: "Among other things, ice-creams were produced in the form of balls of the frozen material inclosed in covers of warm pastry, exhibiting a curious contrast, as if the...

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