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Cooking apparatus and simple refrigerator

Accession Number

658.2008.1

Object Name

Cooking apparatus and simple refrigerator

Created

15/12/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

15/12/2008

Brief Description

'Norwegian' self acting cooking apparatus and simple refrigerator. Large wooden box with hinged lid and metal carrying handles on both sides. Felt padded inside with two round pots with lids and handles. Round felt padded cushion sits on top of the pots.

Materials

wood, metal, felt

Dimensions

41(h) x 37.5(w) x 36.5(d)cms.

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

label inside lid reads " 'NORWEGIAN' SELF ACTING COOKING APPARATUS AND SIMPLE REFRIGERATOR" then directions for use. At the bottom of label inscription reads "S.W.SILVER & CO. 66 CORNHILL E.C and 29 OLD BOND STREET, W. LONDON WORKS - BOW,E " E)" painted on front of box.

Colour

brown, black

Maker

S.W.SILVER & CO.

Object Production Place

England

Provenance

Ian Thomson, a friend of Mick Tighe's, bought this cooker in an auction in Perth, around 2005, for a few pounds and donated it to the collection. It's the sort of thing that would probably have been used to take food/soup out to shooting parties on a big estate in days gone by, or maybe it was part of an up market picnic hamper. Not actually sure if it was made in England or imported and distributed in England, especially as it is called the 'Norwegian'. Not sure of the date - could be early as 1900. It is a lovely item though,almost a piece of furniture.
We note that S.W. Silver Co. were Gunsmiths in London from 1861-1900, so it seems fairly certain this item was imported and distributed by them. Our assumptions about the use and the date weren't too far out either.

Acquisition Date

15/12/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Normal Location

Bohuntin

Current Location

Bohuntin

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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