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steeley
02-09-2013, 10:02 PM
A Posnet is :A little basin; a porringer; a skillet.

When people only had the Hearth to cook over they needed posnet to sit over coals to cook .
http://i.imgur.com/WhEU5oel.jpg

This would be a early example of the Hearth with the oven with flue in the back but as time went on the oven was on the face of the Hearth.
http://i.imgur.com/WYWWflul.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/atIml6ll.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/hUbftuUl.png

steeley
02-09-2013, 10:05 PM
http://i.imgur.com/CD7BVBKl.jpg

1880
http://i.imgur.com/oCtAfBX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9zvC9EYl.jpg

If by chance you have one they are worth some good money.

Zwiefel
02-09-2013, 10:11 PM
cool stuff Steeley!

steeley
02-09-2013, 10:13 PM
Thanks I guess the Bronze ones are worth the most 18th century.

Johnny.B.Good
02-09-2013, 10:15 PM
We sure have things easy these days...

chinacats
02-09-2013, 10:42 PM
Steeley, is the top pic in the 2nd post from Williamsburg?

steeley
02-09-2013, 10:59 PM
No that's the Misses she fought me on the uniform.:wink:

it could be Williamsburg but there so many places in the U.S. that do this.

steeley
02-09-2013, 11:11 PM
Open Hearth Cooking in Camden, New Jersey .

http://youtu.be/B8th7wl2ahc

chinacats
02-09-2013, 11:20 PM
Awesome thanks, our friends in the northeast may be trying to duplicate that this weekend.

Duckfat
02-10-2013, 08:37 AM
Image #5 (putting the coals on top of the pot) is the way I Remember making Cobbler in a campfire with a Dutch Oven. Steeley if you ever make it to Detroit you need to visit The Henry Ford/Greenfield Village.