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Object ID # 1959.002.063
Object Name Griddle
Title Pancake Griddle for a Wood Stove
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown foundry
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Pancake griddle for a wood stove. It is a cast iron item with two end handles and an overall ovoid shape.
Makers mark None
Provenance The pancake griddle for a woodstove was used in Holland Township, Grey County on the James and Minnie Givens farm in the early 20th-century. It may have belonged to Mr. and Mrs. John and Isabella McKay of Holland Township before Minnie obtained it. It resembles an 1860s item.

Collection Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Material Iron
Dimensions H-3.8 W-66.5 L-28 cm
Found Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
People Givens, James
Function It would be placed on top of a woodstove and be used for making pancakes on. One would have to lift it using potholders at the handles, to prevent one's hands from getting burnt. Some utensil would be used to flip each pancake as it browned on each side. Batter from a bowl or pitcher would be poured onto the hot griddle.
Note: This item is occasionally used by Heritage Interpretation for food demonstrations.