The world’s first flour sifter, patented by Jacob Bromwell in 1819. The handle is attached to the sifter using old-fashioned metalworking techniques, as it has been for over 200 years. They are still made today in America by the Bromwell Co in Vermont. This one is from the 40-50’s and I knew I did not want it as my flour sifter, I liked the look of it and decided I would come up with something I might use it for. After looking at it for some time, I threw a candle in it and made it my candle holder for the center of my table. I love it and light it all the time.