Fish roaster

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 grate roaster for cooking fish was one of many appliances used in cooking on a fire in an open hearth.   There are two hooks for fitting on the front of a fire grate, and a vertical, oval shape panel with spikes used for impaling fish or meat - this section is attached to a handle that slides within the frame towards the heat source. 
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DMDM045a, DMDM045b
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height 162mm, width 287mm, depth (closed) 340mm
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metal, iron alloy
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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