An Antique Pennsylvania Game or Pot Rack

Cast Iron Hook Bar 

c.1780 - 1820


From a local Lancaster County Pennsylvania estate.

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 County, Pennsylvania.

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 cooking utensils.  

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 still intact.

Size:  16-3/4" long - hooks are 7/8" high - back-plate measures 3-1/4" x 2-1/4"

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