Iron cooking pot hook from the Brock Plantation

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Medium
iron
Dimensions
H x W x D: 30 1/2 × 1 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (77.5 × 3.8 × 6.4 cm)
Type
pothooks
Place used
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
19th century
Description
A wrought iron cooking pot hook. The artifact has eight holes along its length and a large hook on one end. The other end is bent and flattened with a hole at the end. Another hooked piece of metal runs through this hole allowing the pot hook’s length to be adjusted using the eight holes in the larger piece of metal. The artifact has a pitted surface with spots of corrosion.
Topic
African American
Cooking and dining
Domestic life
Foodways
Labor
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Brock Family
Object number
2017.39.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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