What is it? #406

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These are all roughly the same size and have the same function:
what is that function?
I believe they were/are more common in the US than Europe.






The name by which they are most commonly known would be a bonus.
 

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[QUOTE="muchtrouble10, post: 5006805]They remind me of scales...[/QUOTE]

pussifitculy used for mesuring the weight of small fish in a baskets.
 

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Well they actually remind me of an old 'Demy Scale' ~ where you cut a square of paper out from a sheet to weigh, to find out the ream weight.
 

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for hanging pots over fires? :thinking:[/COLOR][/B]
When I first read this I thought it said PETS not POTS and thought WHY? Then I read it again and realised its time I had my eyes (or my mind) tested.
 

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Having looked again, and they appear quite delicate in construction ~ wondering if they are for weighing precious metal, gold ~ or diamonds ~ something quite light anyway
 

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[QUOTE="squirt, post: 5006754]for hanging pots over fires? :thinking:[/QUOTE]
Yes, that is what they are for.



They are called chimney cranes.
 

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Well done indeed darlin' girl ~ and I think Bamber was quite correct in that it is probably more US than over here ~ only because we don't have the vast ranges where the cowboys would need to use something like this ~ having said all that, I reckon they would be wonderful for camp fires with Scouts etc out under tent, lovely thing.
 

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[QUOTE="Romford Lad, post: 5007461]Well done indeed darlin' girl ~ and I think Bamber was quite correct in that it is probably more US than over here ~ only because we don't have the vast ranges where the cowboys would need to use something like this ~ having said all that, I reckon they would be wonderful for camp fires with Scouts etc out under tent, lovely thing.[/QUOTE]
When I was a child my paternal grandparents still lived in the home the family had occupied since the mid 1800s. There was a small room off the kitchen with a fireplace for heating washing water which had a chimney crane, much smaller and less ornate than those shown here, for swinging a kettle in and out of the fireplace.
 

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that's what made me guess that, what would need to swing up and back down again, seemed right to stir a pot that way

YAY! lol :grin:


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