Antique Pennsylvania Early
Hand Forged Iron
- Fry Pan -
With Trammel Swivel
A big handsome early cast iron kettle from the Civil War
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
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
Overall in Excellent Condition. Some minor rust. No breaks
in the ironwork. Still Strong & Sturdy.