Guilderland Historical Society


Village Blacksmith

Cooking chain

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Cooking chain
In the center of the table is a long cooking chain made from cast and wrought iron links. It was used to hang a cooking pot over a fire and could be raised or lowered by adjusting the chain. The practical Dutch only made the lower links in a decorative, twisted wrought iron. The links that hung up in the chimney that were not visible were plain iron with no design.
Posted on March 21, 2012