hook, pot

hook, pot

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Wrought iron trammel. Two interlocked hooks hung from a lug pole allow a pot to be lowered or raised above an open fire. Flattened shaft with five rectangular holes and curled hook at top, terminating in outturned circular hole. Another hooked shaft is inserted into hole, a hammer-shaped hook is inserted to adjust height above the fire. No mark.
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Object Name
hook, pot
date made
1700- 1799
place made; place used
United States: Massachusetts, Essex
Physical Description
iron, wrought (overall material)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 17 1/2 in x 2 7/8 in; 3.175 cm x 44.45 cm x 7.3025 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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