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Description:

During the early part of the Victorian period, food was cooked on a fire in an open hearth. The open fire was central to cooking throughout the nineteenth century, and it prevailed in many rural homes well into the twentieth century.

 

This cast iron kettle with a three pint capacity would have been heated by an open fire.

Materials/Media:
iron alloy
Dimensions:
height 225mm, diameter 155mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0207.110
Digital Number:
DMDM083n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council