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Vermont Bowl Co.
111 West Main Street
PO Box 338
Wilmington, VT 05363
A division of
John McLeod Ltd.
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A wooden Lazy Susan is a wonderful addition to the dining table or counter area. Use it to serve condiments; relish, vinegar, spices,
mustards, jams, butter, all from one convenient spot. Everything is within reach!
How did the "Lazy Susan" come to be used for the rotating tray?
Revolving serving trays have been around since the 1700s, where they were often tiered and called
"dumbwaiters." Dumbwaiters were so called because they quietly took the place of an actual servant in the
dining room, hence "dumb". As time went on, dumbwaiters more commonly referred to small elevators used
to carry food and dishes from one level in a building to another. Precisely what caused the change from
"dumbwaiter" serving trays to "lazy susan" serving trays is not certain. One theory suggests that servants
were often named Susan, so that "Susan" came to be almost a synonym for "servant," and the "lazy Susan" was
essentially a servant who never had to go anywhere and could perform serving tasks from one location.