19th Century Copper Egg Poacher

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29H x 10.5W x 4D

Location: Baton Rouge


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19th Century Copper Egg Poacher was designed to poach a half dozen eggs in a wood-burning oven or open fireplace.  Extended hand-turned handle with wooden grip made it possible to remove the cooked eggs without using a mitt.  The handle has affixed to the poacher with hand-hammered solid copper rivets.  Copper was chosen as the primary metal for its heat transfer characteristics, and this example was lined in tin on the food side as tin is a more stable metal that doesn't affect the taste of cooked items.
Circa 1840s
Measures 29H x 10.5W x 4D