An Antique Pennsylvania Game
or Pot Rack
Cast Iron Hook
From a local Lancaster County Pennsylvania
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 rare cast iron rack is from a local collection here in Lancaster
Made all in one piece. The shape
is rarely seen, a long diagonal rack having 8 individual hooks and a back-plate
with two side openings for mounting. Most likely used for game, although
it certainly could have been put to use at an open hearth to hold various
Good and strong as it needed to be
to support the weight of game hung from it, it weighs 1-1/2 lbs.
In excellent condition, no breaks,
no damage, no repairs.
Untouched, it's original patina is
Size: 16-3/4" long - hooks are
7/8" high - back-plate measures 3-1/4" x