Roaster

Description
Adjustable, shallow, three-sided pan mounted to an L-shaped, wrought-iron frame with two large hooks on its vertical side for hanging over a fireplace fender. The T-shaped handle fits through a slot in the horizontal side of the frame and has ends that loop around it; pulling and pushing the handle slides the pan backward and forward on the frame. A hinged, skewer-shaped piece attached to the back of the pan's flat side fits in holes in the handle so it can be propped up to different angles. Folded and riveted construction. No marks.
Could be used for roasting or toasting.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
roaster
toaster
date made
1800 - 1850
Physical Description
sheet iron (pan material)
iron, wrought (frame; handle material)
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 15 in x 12 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 38.1 cm x 31.75 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
DL*388223
catalog number
388223
accession number
182022
subject
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 Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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