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Turning spit section from a stove roaster

Period:
Victorian
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 turning spit section from a stove roaster would usually have been used for roasting coffee. The central barrel or drum would have been set horizontal in a framework (not pictured), above or in front of a heat source.

Materials/Media:
iron alloy, lead & tin alloy & terne-plate, wood
Dimensions:
length (barrel) 275mm, diameter (barrel) 160mm, overall length 665mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0207.120
Digital Number:
DMDM087a, DMDM087b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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