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Rare Early 18th Century Pennsylvania Primitive Antique

Forged Iron Hearth Spit / Skewer

* With Forked Arm Support *

Circa 1700 - 1760

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Colonial Period America Hand Forged Iron

A truly rare find, right out of an old Lancaster County collection of early cooking utensils.  A very early handforged blacksmith made iron spit skewer. This dates back to the early Colonial Period in America, circa 1700 - 1760.  A most pleasing form and so practical for cooking at the open hearth fireplaces of the 1700's that were typical in the houses of this area of Pennsylvania.  All hand wrought iron work and made in one piece.  

The spit skewer is good and long a full 23-1/4".  It has a beautiful curled hanging loop at the top with a handsome twist to the forged iron along the handle.  The blacksmith worked the iron into a fine H shaped support with feet for positioning the skewer securely and allowing good balance when resting the opposite end upon a spit dog at the open fire.  Beyond the support arm the skewer gradually narrows down to a fine point.  

Good and heavy, it is as usable today as it was when it was made more than 250 years ago.



23-1/4" overall length -  4" high and 3-1/4" wide at the support arm 


Excellent Condition

Shows much use and fire pitting, no damage.

No breaks in the ironwork.

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