[Sca-cooks] What is this?

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Thu Jan 31 12:56:46 PST 2008

On Jan 31, 2008, at 3:48 PM, Colin MacNachtan wrote:

> On Thursday 31 January 2008, Saint Phlip wrote:
>> A friend of mine over in the UK found this in an old blacksmithing
>> shop he's taken over. The guy who was there tended to hoard things,  
>> so
>> it may or may not have anything to do with smithing. I swear I've  
>> seen
>> something similar, but can't remember where, so I figured I'd ask you
>> guys, in case y'all might have an idea ;-) One suggestion was a ham
>> holder, so it might be food related. The horns do slide up and down
>> the central bar, and I think it's (real) wrought iron, dated to
>> Victorian times.
> My lady's first guess was a hook to hang lanterns on.

That was my thought, based on the design preventing adjustment to  
different hook heights.

Or, it could be for smoking things inside a chimney, although hat  
sounds less likely if this is a Victorian artifact.


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