An Antique 18th Century Open Hearth

Colonial Era Trammel with Star Decoration c.1750

Sawtooth Ratchet Trammel

Elaborate Forged Iron

 Large - Adjustable

DESCRIPTION

A forged Iron Trammel from the Colonial Era in America early to mid 1700's this was found locally in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

The fancy STAR shape decoration sets this handsome trammel apart from the plain iron trammels typically found.

This one is quite large and suitable for the biggest of open hearth fireplaces.

Beautifully made with fine forging this is a long and wide sawtooth type trammel.  The keeper has a lovely shape and works smoothly holding the placement along the 16 sawtooth positions perfectly.  At the very top is a large crane ring that is a full 5-1/4" across and 5-1/2" in length.  The bottom of the trammel has a large knob shaped hook and there are several smaller hooks at the top and bottom.

There is an impressed mark on this, but very worn and difficult to read, perhaps initials that read  IW.

A fabulous early forged iron trammel, a true collectors piece!

Size:  Closed - 41"    Open - 62"  

5-1/2" across the sawtooth - 11-1/2" across the keeper

bottom hook projects 2-3/4" from back to frontt

Heavy, this weighs 8-1/2-lbs.


CONDITION

In excellent working condition with no repairs or splits to the metal. 



Above the keeper is closed - at it's shortest length of 41-1/2"







Opened to it's full length of 62"















There is an impressed mark on this, but very worn and difficult to read, perhaps initials that read  IW



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