Reflector Oven

Semicylindrical reflector oven with angled slots on its straight sides for the crank-handled, three-slot, roasting spit, and a hinged door with scrolled hasp handle on its curved back decorated with an embossed incurved-corner rectangle. Two, arched, molded strap handles are soft-soldered at both ends on the back above the door, while two arched strap feet are soft-soldered to the underside. Small spout at bottom of right side for draining drippings. Wire-rolled rims and folded seams; heavy-gauge wire along the front side edges is looped at top and reinforced with the spiraling ends of that along the bottom. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
oven, reflector
date made
ca 1860-1890
Physical Description
iron (oven material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
iron, wrought (spit material)
oven: 11 15/16 in x 20 1/8 in x 18 3/4 in; 30.32125 cm x 51.1175 cm x 47.625 cm
spit: 3/8 in x 24 5/8 in x 1 7/8 in; .9525 cm x 62.5475 cm x 4.7625 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England
United States
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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