Early to Mid 1700's

Antique American Colonial Period

Pennsylvania Forged Iron

-  Open Hearth Fireplace Large Trammel Rod & Chain  -

Measures a full 79" in Length!

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A true early piece of Americana.  

This antique Hand Wrought Pennsylvania Chain Trammel is from the early 1700's and was used in a very large Open Hearth Fireplace.

A handsome 270+ year old trammel rod and chain.   Both the rods and the chain were hand forged, blacksmith made, all by hand. Each link of the chain being fashioned by hand the links are all just slightly different in size and curve. 

Overall the trammel chain measures a full 79" in length from one end to the other.  The large lug pole hook is 4-1/2" across and the fancy twisted rod measures 26" long and is 2-1/4" in circumference.  The end of the rod was formed with an eye to attach the chain.  There are 14 individual well shaped chain links, each one was forged by hand by the blacksmith, they are all slightly different in length and width.  The links range in size from 3" in length to 4-1/4". At the opposite end of the chain is the shorter twisted rod that has the wide hook at the very end to hold a kettle or heavy pot.  That rod is 15-1/2" in length and the kettle hook measures 3" long and 2-1/4" across x 1-1/2" wide.  There is an eye opening to attach the chain at the top of the rod and a smaller hook to allow for shortening the length of chain when needed in the open hearth.

A true Colonial Era American Open Hearth Fireplace Trammel nearly 300 years old and still very strong and entirely usable today.  

Very heavy.  Total Weight of rod and chain is 7-1/2 lb.

This is very large.  Size when fully extended is 79" long


Overall in Excellent Condition.

Still strong and Sturdy!

There is a bit of rust here and there and of course

good evidence of heat pitting from the hearth fire.

Please do see all of our close-up images

where you can clearly see the good evidence of age and wear.

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