It’s a spider. A spider skillet, to be more precise.
A spider skillet, on the left in the image above, was used in hearth cooking in the 18-19th century. This spider skillet as well as the rake and other tools surrounding it are currently being added into our collection (a process called cataloguing) by our intern Rick Kriebel.
On a daily basis Rick will have different objects from the collection on and surrounding his work desk. I stopped into Rick’s “office” this afternoon to catch up on his latest activity. Here are a few photos of the objects and his work desk today.
Watch for more posts covering Rick’s activity on our blog this summer!