Historic Tools of North Castle

Toasting Irons (2)

There are two different toasting irons at Smith’s Tavern.  Toasting irons were used in fireplaces to heat food like bread.  They are both made of wrought iron.

Catalog Items:

Item T105

Location:Panel 7
Length: 54 cm
Width: 22 cm
Height: 15 cm
Weight: 947 g

Item T105 has a long metal handle attached to two half-moon structure with tines to which the food would be attached; this device allowed for 360-degree rotation of the toasting area. 

Reference (similar items):  T105 https://www.pinterest.com/pin/345158758913737144/

Item T107

Location:Panel 7
Length: 36 cm
Width: 54 cm
Height: 11 cm
Weight: 985 g

Item T107 has a wooden handle attached to a long toasting area with three different sized brackets to hold small to larger food items; this device would have had to be manually turned with a swing handle that allows for that action.

Reference (similar items): T107 https://picclick.com/Antique-Wrought-Iron-Fireplace-Toaster-Blacksmith-Hearth-hand-263789850750.html