Fireplace Cranes: A Decorative and Useful History

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Fireplace cranes throughout history have been a staple piece in colonial homes, as well as homes in the UK throughout the 19th century. However, they were not once so. American hearths have existed since the stone age and have undergone various stages of modernization since. Native American cookery sites were simple, their utensils were made from natural substances such as wood, clay, stone, bone, shell, and hide. The cooking site was typically outside and typically consisted of a shallow pit lined with stone, sometimes a small tripod of stones was used to support rounded clay pots or stone griddles. They also...

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