Trammels

Fireplace trammels - fire trammels for sale

This page showcases an assortment of fireplace cranes, trammels, fireplace chains or pot hooks, and hanging trivets. These traditional tools, crafted from wrought iron, enable cooking over an open fire in the fireplace. You can hang pots or pans from the fireplace's iron crossbar using trammels and fireplace chains, or attach them to the fireplace side with a fireplace crane. Our antique collection for fire-cooking — including fireplace cranes, trammels, pot hangers and hanging trivets — is available here. For further reading: Antique kitchen utensils for cooking in the fireplace.

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Antique Pot Hanger made of Wrought iron
$332.93
Antique Pot Hook made of Wrought iron
$155.37
Antique Pot Hook made of Wrought iron
$173.12
Antique Pot Hook made of Wrought iron
$332.93
Antique Pot Hook made of Wrought iron
$244.14
Antique Pot Hanger made of Wrought iron
$66.58
Antique Pot Hanger made of Wrought iron
$84.34
Antique Pot Hanger made of Wrought iron
$128.72
Antique Pot Hanger made of Wrought iron
$66.58
Antique Pot Hook made of Wrought iron
$39.95
17/18th c Chimney Crane made of Wrought iron
$776.82
17/18th c Chimney Crane made of Wrought iron
$1,131.94
17th c Fireplace Trammel made of Wrought iron
$137.61
Antique Pot Hanger made of Wrought iron
$350.68
Antique Pot Hook made of Wrought iron
$510.48
Hanging Trivet made of Wrought iron
$332.93
17th c Fireplace Trammel made of Wrought iron
$332.93
17th c Hanging Trivet made of Wrought iron
$244.14
17th c Fireplace Trammel made of Wrought iron
$781.54
17th c Fireplace Trammel made of Wrought iron
$781.54
17th c Fireplace Trammel made of Wrought iron
$156.31
Antique Pot Hook made of Wrought iron
$421.70
Antique Pot Hook made of Wrought iron
$128.72
Antique Pot Hook made of Wrought iron
$174.18
Pot Hook made of Wrought iron
$128.72
17th c Fireplace Trammel made of Wrought iron
$334.95
17th c Hanging Trivet made of Wrought iron
$173.12
17th c Hanging Trivet made of Wrought iron
$334.95
Antique Pot Hanger made of Wrought iron
$510.48
17th c Hanging Trivet made of Wrought iron
$218.83
17th c Hanging Trivet made of Wrought iron
$244.14
17th c Fireplace Crane made of Wrought iron
$1,138.82

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Fireplace cranes

Fireplace cranes feature a vertical rod that attaches to the fireplace's side, topped with a horizontal rod extending over the fire. Cooking implements like trammels or fireplace chains or pot hangers can be attached to this horizontal rod, allowing for pots or hanging trivets to be suspended over the flames.

Various designs of fireplace cranes exist, from simple, non-adjustable models to more complex ones with adjustable or rotating horizontal rods, enabling various cooking heights and positions over the fire.

Trammels and fireplace chains or pot hooks

A trammel resembles a long, adjustable saw, allowing cooking vessels hung from it to be positioned at various heights above the fire, catering to different cooking needs or fire sizes. Trammels can be hung from a rod in the chimney or a fireplace crane, featuring hooks at both ends for hanging pots or trivets.

Fireplace chains or pot hooks, while simpler than trammels, fulfill a similar function. They consist of a chain with a hook for suspension and are adjustable in height, suitable for hanging cooking pots or trivets.

Hanging trivets

Hanging trivets are designed with a round or horseshoe-shaped base for supporting cookware. Adjustable in height, they can be hung from trammels or fireplace chains, adapting to various cooking techniques and fire sizes.

Cooking in the fireplace

Despite their age, these tools remain functional for fireplace cooking. Essential to this method is a suitable pan made of cast iron or tinned copper (not provided on our website). Accessories like antique pokers, forks, ladles, or skimmers, available on our site, can enhance this cooking experience.

Craftsmanship and origin

Most trammels date back to the 17th and 18th centuries, showcasing the craftsmanship of the era. Predominantly sourced from France, these wrought iron tools, occasionally adorned with brass details, exemplify traditional forging techniques.

Choosing a trammel

When selecting a trammel, ensure it fits your fireplace. Size considerations are crucial, especially for larger fireplace cranes. Our collection offers trammels in various dimensions to accommodate different fireplace sizes and styles.

Decorative appeal

Trammels are not only practical but can also serve as decorative elements. From simple designs to ornately decorated models, they can complement the aesthetic of your fireplace, whether in use or as part of a display in an unused fireplace. Discover more about enhancing your fireplace's appearance: How do I decorate my unused fireplace like a real fireplace?.