Large, shallow, circular skimmer attached with three rivets to a slender, cylindrical handle flattened into a reverse-tapered end with counterclockwise loop; two of the rivets are hammered flat on front. Bowl is perforated with small holes arranged into four concentric circles around one hole at center; turning marks visible on front and back of bowl. No other marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1775 - 1825
Physical Description
brass (bowl material)
steel (handle material)
copper (rivets material)
overall: 2 3/8 in x 24 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 6.0325 cm x 62.865 cm x 19.05 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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