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OT - todays find

Post by Herb Iffrig » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:45 am

So I went to the scrap yard to day and found this:
trammel.jpg
I was excited. I know what it is, do you?


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Re: OT - todays find

Post by Hal » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:05 am

No. :D

Appears to be made by a blacksmith, not factory mass produced.

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Re: OT - todays find

Post by Ruxstel24 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:06 am

Is it part of a chimney flue ?
I know I have seen one before, but.... :?:


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Re: OT - todays find

Post by Alan Pfau - Michigan » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:16 am

Nice find. Like Dave said I have seen that before too. I am guessing off a windmill?


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Re: OT - todays find

Post by Herb Iffrig » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:10 am

It is called a trammel.
It was used for hanging a kettle or pot above a fire in a fireplace.
It is adjustable for getting the pot closer or further away from the flame.
Not like a modern stove where the heat is adjustable, but does the same purpose.

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Re: OT - todays find

Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:03 am

Several years ago an ice storm cut off power to my house. Cooking in the fireplace got old in a hurry, and I ate in town a lot until I could use the stove again. :)
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Re: OT - todays find

Post by Ruxstel24 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:44 am

I'll stick with propane or charcoal if the power goes out... :P

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Post by Susanne » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:27 am

We live in a place where our power is something less than reliable, especially in the winter months... we eventually invested in a generator and propane, but until then we were all wood, all the time... our stove (a "modern" 1946 Monarch) is electric over wood... and many's a dinner we cooked over the wood side (fortunately, when there was snow on the ground, so the excess heat was not a bother).

Now that we have gas (wow, what a luxury!!) I'm looking for a Gas over Wood... unfortunately, a lot of those were "converted" to make them "safer" and they took the gas plumbing out of the oven (and sorry, I like wood, but not to fire up dinner when it's 80+ outside and fire season is running full tilt), so it's a matter of finding one that hasn't been messed with "for my own good". :lol:

I still think of this Spark a friend had that would have fit the bill, but I don't think I could talk her out of it!

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