Bird or small fowl roaster with six hinged wire hooks (one pair over two pairs) inside the reflector and a vertical, tapered, C-shaped strap handle with a scrolled lower terminal on the outside to allow it to stand upright. Made from two pieces of tinned sheet iron joined by a folded seam that were then cut and folded at a right angle at bottom for a drip pan and a shallow or obtuse angle at top to reflect heat. Continuous wire-rolled rim; handle fastened by bent ends of its wire edges. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
roaster, bird
date made
19th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims; hooks material)
overall: 9 in x 12 1/8 in x 6 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 30.7975 cm x 16.51 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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