Charcoal Furnace

Portable charcoal furnace for heating soldering irons. Features a cylindrical firebox on a flared pedestal base with draft holes; the low-domed cover pivots open and closed to function as a damper. Square opening on one side has an angled shelf on which to rest the irons and a vertical, manual sliding door. Wire bail handle. Folded vertical seam and riveted construction. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
pot, tinker's
furnace, charcoal
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
iron wire (handle material)
overall: 13 1/4 in x 11 in x 9 1/8 in; 33.655 cm x 27.94 cm x 23.1775 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of F. Shipman
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