The Sellers Hoosier (1909?) that I purchased from the Spring antique mall is finally set up and equipped with the all the baking essentials. I love the attention to detail on this piece (there is even a place to set the rolling pin)! My dad was able to replace the tin top so that I can actually use it for what it was intended for… baking. Back in the day, before homes were equipped with modern kitchens, the hoosier made practical cupboard and working space for the cook. For me, the first baking project, though it may be out of my league, is going to be croissants!
hoosiercabinet.com was a wonderful resource for me when trying to locate a replacement flour sifter (yes, by damn, it even had an installed piece for sifting flour!) for my hoosier. While browsing the site, I came across this advertisement. It is for the 1917 model, but bears quite a resemblance to mine.