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1879 patented steak broiler can be yours. Will get your juices and creativity going.
From the original patent description:”
As I’m typing this one, I’m salivating! Can’t you just smell this steak broiling? This is a terrific model, made of tin and in great condition and very charming. Inside the grate is a slip of paper, and on one side it reads, "Sirloin Steak," and on the other "Porter House Steak" in a penciled 19th century handwriting. This broiler was designed to be used over a stove top, and has a ring that sits on the stove top and above that can sit a set of hinged grids with a long spindle that runs across the bottom of one of the grates.
When the grates are opened, the meat can be inserted and then the grates are closed, locked and the spindle is slid into position in notches in a ring. Then the cover can be open or closed over the grates. To flip the steak, just a pull on the handle then a turn of the crank turns it over; then, a push back on the handle locks it in position so the meat is always held horizontally in place Thus, the meat can be turned as needed to ensure even broiling on both sides. It’s simple and effective.
The inventor claims this is a better broiler because his design for its construction eliminates the need for certain parts to be soldered together, that being undesirable when soldered pieces are to be exposed to the high heat of broiling which could cause the solder to melt. This excellent model is a great example of a domestic arts invention and cool looking as well. Why not make this interesting model part of your great collection?
Link to the auction: Antique Steak Broiler