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Re: Help with identifying broiler
Reply #5 - Jul 30th, 2018 at 11:50pm
 
Man, that thing's COOL!!!
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Reply #4 - Jul 25th, 2018 at 6:53am
 
I also think new...I didnít want to! Iíve now seen 3 or 4, they all have crisp sharp castings, with that dang bolt. If it walks like a duck and quacks.......
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Reply #3 - Jul 24th, 2018 at 11:00am
 
Here is the eBay listing, This one looks new.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/cast-iron-3-legged-Rotating-Hearth-broiler/183330720632...

The chamfered edge on the bolt/nut would indicate a more modern manufacture, that does not mean the piece is not old and that the bolt was not replaced with a more modern one. These pieces appear to have a carriage bolt that comes thru from the top with a nut on the bottom
Just my opinion
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Reply #2 - Jul 24th, 2018 at 6:28am
 
Hereís an update...there is one on eBay now, and I talked to a guy that saw several on there last year. Iím thinking of checking into re-enactment suppliers or historical gift shop suppliers. I donít think there is a sudden supply of fragile 160 year cast iron broilers.
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Reply #1 - May 23rd, 2018 at 4:54pm
 
† †What a neat old piece John. I would say not a repo, but the real deal.† Google antique rotating hearth broiler, and there is plenty to see. Here is a bit/backround on some of the hearth cooking tools ..
Edit to add: The age would be difficult. These and similar hearth revolving broilers were made up through the 1860's. Based on the Hex nut used on the bottom....that  would be my guess. Most early ones were blacksmith made (wrought iron), but casted like this, and the style to me indicates mid 1800's ( prox. 1850-60's)  The hex nut was invented earlier than most realize...1830's. That's my feel on this. There are many sites re: hearth ware(s), and books available as well.


https://yvesforge.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/les-grils-du-plus-humble-au-gril-au-c
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Help with identifying broiler
May 22nd, 2018 at 4:37am
 
I came across this piece, itís been for sale for quite some time. Repro? Please correct me if this should go in another topic...
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