Unusual Early Antique Wood Tin Nutmeg Grater M H Sexton Utica 1896... It dates from the 1800's and is an unusual grater. It measures about 3" wide by about 5-1/4" long and is in very good to excellent condition. It is marked "M. H. SEXTON UTICA" and a patent date of 1896. The nutmeg is held in place and you move the metal piece back and forth to grate the spice.