Toasting Pan

Shallow trapezoidal pan with sliding lid and a long, turned, wooden handle. The fixed pan bottom is riveted to a flat, wrought-iron arm with a vertical, rectangular slot peened through its socket end. The lid, stamped with a raised diamond inside a rectangle, is riveted to a tapering arm with a wide, notched and scrolled end that is inside the other arm's slot; depressing the tapered arm frees it to be pulled and pushed through the slot, thereby sliding the lid backward and forward. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
carrier, coal
date made
Physical Description
iron (pan; lid material)
paint (pan; lid material)
iron, wrought (arms; ferrule material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 3 in x 25 3/4 in x 6 1/8 in; 7.62 cm x 65.405 cm x 15.5575 cm
place made
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 Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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