Plain-edged, shallow, circular skimmer with coffin-ended or clipped-corner, flat handle having a large, pierced hole at end; made from a single piece of sheet metal. Bowl is perforated with small holes arranged into a circle with eight, straight, radiating arms around one hole at center. Front of handle struck incuse above hanging hole "B.S. PORTER" in roman letters.
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Object Name
date made
early 19th century
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 9 3/4 in x 5 1/8 in; 3.175 cm x 24.765 cm x 13.0175 cm
place made
United States: New England
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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