Antique American Colonial
- Open Hearth Fireplace
Large Trammel Rod & Chain
Measures a full 79" in
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
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
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
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
Still strong and
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.