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In the 18th century, before the use of stoves for cooking, food was prepared at the hearth, near or on the fire. This implement, made of wrought iron probably by a local blacksmith, was used to toast bread. The fleur-de-lis design left a decorative imprint on the bread after the surrounding portion was toasted.


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Toasting iron

date   1750-1800
depth   14.5"
height   7.0"
width   11.0"
process/materials   iron
item type   Household Goods/Food Processing Tools & Equipment
accession #   #1885.21.02

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