HOME > Chowhound > Cookware >
What have you made lately?

Rolling pin

greigdonaldson May 22, 2013 01:25 PM

I recently bought an odd shaped vintage rolling pin that has a knob on one end and another knob in the middle. it is wood and has the name Fabrique Dax stamped into the wood. Can someone please tell me what it is used for and what country it may have originated from?

  1. BIGGUNDOCTOR May 23, 2013 10:42 AM

    Like this one?


    1. BIGGUNDOCTOR May 23, 2013 10:43 AM

      My guess would be either France, or Belgium.

      Is it a rolling pin, or is it for smashing fruit,veggies through a chinois?

      1. grampart May 23, 2013 11:03 AM

        What makes you think it's a rolling pin?

        1. BIGGUNDOCTOR May 23, 2013 11:10 AM

          Here is the pic from the auction

          1. grampart May 23, 2013 11:16 AM

            How long is it?

            1. grampart May 23, 2013 11:30 AM

              It looks more like a belaying pin.

              1. q
                Querencia May 24, 2013 06:09 PM

                This may finally be the item that stopped Google in its tracks---I can't find anything. HOWEVER the search did lead me to a most fascinating company, Fante's Rolling Pins, In Business since 1894. Do take a look.

                1 Reply
                1. re: Querencia
                  Querencia May 24, 2013 06:17 PM

                  Correction! Fante's doesn't just sell rolling pins--it has cazuelas and Romertopfs and special pans for making panettone and a $1900 solid brass duck press. Do not miss this candy store of goodies. Also I remembered the date wrong---Fante's has been around only since 1906.

                2. g
                  GH1618 May 24, 2013 06:36 PM

                  It's a spool or bobbin. Notice the hole drilled in the end without the knob. This allows it to be set upright over a pin and to turn freely, unwinding its contents as needed. The two knobs keep the yarn confined on the spool.

                  "Fabrique Dax" means "made in Dax," which is a town in France.

                  Show Hidden Posts