The Split

Homes of the Kitchen Industry

The Split

Nappanee, Indiana 46550, United States

Created By: Nappanee Public Library


In 1912, Daniel Zook died and the partnership dissolved with Mutschler Brothers. After this, Albert and Charles Mutschler formed Mutschler Brother Company. Harold Zook, son of Daniel, continued running the flour mill, and Coppes Bros. & Zook, operated the flour mill, sawmill, and kitchen cabinet factory. Mutschler Brothers Company formed to build kitchen cabinets, office tables and domestic science tables for school use. In 1914, Coppes had a special promotion offering the kitchenette complete with 8 glass jars with aluminum screw caps for spices, tea and coffee; heavy open glass salt dish; alarm clock; 25-pound family scale; large-size food chopper; and 18 pieces of high-grade Granite Ware in blue marbleized finish with white enameled lining. The kitchenet cabinet was 70" high with a golden oak satin finish. The complete outfit, sold for $70.65. The Nappanee Dutch Kitchenet had a pantry, worktable, and cupboard all in one.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Homes of the Kitchen Industry


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