Egg Cooker

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Description
Four-egg cooker shaped as an inverted egg topped by a cast floral knop mounted on three vertical supports with inward-scrolling feet, inside of which is attached a truncated conical holder with central depression for a circular, single-burner, piercework spirit lamp with keyhole-shape wire handle and flat-top cylindrical cover. Cooker contains a removable wire caddy or lifter with four rings in circular frame and central shaft handle formed from four scrolled supports. Holder underside is stamped incuse with a curvilinear shield containing "ROGERS, SMITH (arched) / - & C\o - / NEW HAVEN (curved) / CONN." with "4" and "01" above and below.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1862 - 1877
parent company
Meriden Britannia Company
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 5 in; 20.32 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
DL.382215
catalog number
382215
accession number
162289
Credit Line
Gift of Miss V. E. Snyder
subject
Food Processing
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Data Source
National Museum of American History