Reflector Oven

Reflector oven made in two parts, a four-sided, angled-top hood open at front and bottom and a four-sided, angled-bottom base on two strap legs with a lift-out tray in its open top; two tab hinges along the bottom back edge of the hood fit into slots in the rim of the base. Hood has a wire ring handle at front center; base has two, arched, molded strap handles soft-soldered at top center of its sides. Hood and base have wire-rolled rims and folded seams, while the removable tray is made of one piece, cut and folded, with a turned-out, horizontal rim and two circular wire rings riveted at inside center of its ends. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
oven, reflector
date made
ca 1860-1890
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims; rings material)
overall (stored assembled): 16 3/16 in x 20 3/4 in x 10 1/4 in; 41.11625 cm x 52.705 cm x 26.035 cm
hood: 9 1/4 in x 19 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in; 23.495 cm x 49.53 cm x 28.575 cm
baking pan: 1 3/8 in x 18 3/8 in x 10 1/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 46.6725 cm x 26.035 cm
base: 7 in x 21 7/16 in x 10 7/8 in; 17.78 cm x 54.45125 cm x 27.6225 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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 Kenneth E. Jewett
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