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Crumb Scoop. Tables could get rather messy with all the food people had to eat in a grand house. The maids also did not want to wash the table cloths unless they were stained. The crumb scoop is a special pan used for getting loose bits of food off of the dining table. It looks nice because, unlike a normal dustpan, the maid might have to use it in front of her master or mistress.

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