18th Century Iron Chimney Crane
This item is currently on display at:
Molly and Maud's Showroom, York
It measures 104cm wide by 96cm high.
Chimney Cranes, are a feature of the homes of the American Colonial Period and 18/19th century of Western Europe. Although the chimney crane may be thought by some to be a Yankee invention, it was common in both British and American houses of the era. The purpose of the crane is to allow a cooking pot to be swung away from the fire, preventing burn injuries to the cook as well as regulating temperature of the pot. The chimney crane is an important step in open hearth cooking as it helped save lives and allowed cooks to be more creative.
For centuries before the iron crane was introduced, colonial and European fireplaces used a chain that hung from a pole directly over the fire. The chimney crane, by contrast, was bolted to the wall and was hinged in order to swing easily. Numerous pots, kettles and other items could be hung on the crane to simmer and cook over the flames.
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We offer an efficient and professional delivery service around the UK and worldwide. We offer free delivery to mainland UK on items that cost over £500.
This offer does not include Wales, Devon, Cornwall and further north of Scotland than Edinburgh and Glasgow.