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2006.44.1616 (RS184384)

Description

Walker and Pratt stove with warming oven, baking ovens, six-burner cooking surface, and stove lid lifter. Warming ovens at top of stove open by sliding the center panels apart. Below the warming oven are two flaps that can be turned to allow heat in and out of the two ovens that are directly below. The two ovens have hinged doors with knob handles. Stove top has six burners with removable inserts. Bottom section of stove has various vents and a removable panel to clean out ash tray.

Details

Label
The Walker and Pratt stove was installed in the kitchen at the Phillips House at 34 Chestnut Street in Salem, Massachusetts around 1880. The stove was used until Stephen Willard Phillips' death in 1955. The unit is encased in a brick wall and features a warming oven, two roasting ovens, and six burners. Other objects in the Phillips kitchen were made for use on the coal stove, such as cast iron pots that fit into the burner when their covers were removed.
Maker
Walker & Pratt Manufacturing Co. (Maker)
Date
1880-1910
Inscriptions
"WALKER & PRATT MANUFACTURING CO. BOSTON." / "60 WALKER 60" (Molded)
Material
iron (metal)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Descriptive terms
iron (metal)
Stove
stoves (heating equipment)
Dimensions
70.75 x 50 4/16 x 26 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1616
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
224791

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