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The iron peel, made by a blacksmith of wrought iron, was a necessity around the kitchen fireplace. It could function as a fire tool to move pieces of wood, as a shovel to remove ashes, and to place and remove food from the deep cavities of the wall ovens. The long handle helped to keep the user at a distance from the hot wood fire. Many times the blacksmith used his artistic talents to create a handle that was beautiful as well as useful.


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Bread Peel

date   1780
location   New England
width   7.75"
length   45.5"
process/materials   iron
item type   Household Goods/Food Processing Tools & Equipment
accession #   #1885.05.01

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"A New England Kitchen"

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