Antique Pennsylvania Early Hand Forged Iron

American Colonial Era

HANGING  GRIDDLE
- Fry Pan -

With Trammel Swivel Ring

c.1750


DESCRIPTION


A big handsome early cast iron kettle from the Civil War Era c.1860's.

From a local Lancaster County Pennsylvania estate, an early Wrought Iron Hearth Griddle.

The counties of Lancaster, Lebanon and Berks here in our area of Pennsylvania produced some of the best early ironware in the 1700's and early 1800's. At that time there were more working forges (furnaces) in this area of PA. than any where in New England. This cast and hand wrought hanging iron griddle was made here in Pennsylvania between 1750 and 1800.

Good and heavy and of quite a large size this measures a full 14" across the hanging arm, 13" across and with 2" high sides, 11" across the base of the pan and it is 11-3/4" high to the top of the swivel ring. The base of the pan was made from one piece of forged iron that was hammered into shape creating a fry pan with 2" high sides. It has a lapped seam that runs along one side and under the riveted handle.

The wrought iron suspension arm is good and thick and wide, measures 5/8" across the width and is chamfered along the edges. It was forged from one piece of iron hammered into shape and riveted in place. A swiveling trammel ring is at the top of the arm, it is 2" high. This type of griddle/fry pan was suspended over the open hearth fire off of a crane or trammel. Good and heavy, it weighs slightly more than 4-lbs.

Size:   Measures 13" across  -  14" across the width of the arms  -  11-1/2" high to the top of the hanging ring.

Overall in Excellent Condition. Some minor rust. No breaks in the ironwork.  Still Strong & Sturdy.





















 



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