- Museum number
Iron kettle tilter, wrought iron; a vertical stem with hook at top from which is suspended a hinged frame decorated with spirals, with two hooks to hold a kettle and a hinged lever with wood handle. The stem was hung from the pot hook of a chimney crane and the lever enabled the kettle to be tilted.
- Production date
Height: 44 centimetres
Width: 27.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For images and discussion of similar English kettle tilters see J. Seymour Lindsay, 'Iron and Brass Implements of the English House', London 1927, pp. 8-9 and Fig.24. Often known as 'lazy-back' or idle-back' kettle tilters because they enabled the water to be poured without making the hands black. When the hinged lever is brought down, the kettle tilts.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Date of entry into collections unknown
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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