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Pot hook and chain

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.

 

Cooking pots and kettles were suspended over the fire with hooks and chains attached to a chimney crane.

 

This wrought iron pot hook and chain was used to hook onto a chimney crane and a pot could be attached. The chain allowed for an adjustable height.

Materials/Media:
metal, iron alloy
Dimensions:
length (hook) 150mm, diameter (links) 62mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0207.103
Digital Number:
DMDM039n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council