Historic Tools of North Castle

Liquid Skimmer Ladle

This tool at Smith’s Tavern was used when cooking soups, stock or drawn butter.  The tool is made of metal with a long handle and a circular bowl at the end that is half-covered with a metal plate with straining holes.  It could be used to skim off fat or any other byproducts not necessary to the foods final preparation.


If anyone does know more about this type of tool, please email the Historical Society with this much-needed information.


Reference:  None

Catalog Items:

Item T100

Location:Panel 8
Length: 52 cm
Width: 13 cm
Weight: 281 g