Le Tournebroche Mécanique

Title: 'Le Tournebroche Mécanique: Développement et Variations au Fils de Siècles'

Unique reference work on mechanical rotisserie.

Limited edition: 85 copies. The production of this edition was made possible by Antique-fireback.com.

Until the introduction of the stove, people cooked over an open fire. Food was, among other things, roasted on a spit that was initially turned by hand. The mechanical rotisserie or roasting jack made this a lot easier. The mechanical rotisserie was developed in all shapes and sizes. They are true expressions of human ingenuity. Author Henk Klaassen was captivated by this and wrote a unique and complete reference work on the development and shapes of mechanical turnspits. A must for those who, professionally or as a hobby, are interested in the ways of cooking in the fireplace or in antique fireplace accessories in general.

With more than 400 color photos.

Publisher: SpitZ: 1st edition 2019 (10 copies), 2nd edition 2023 (85 copies)

Language: French

Pages: 342

ISBN: 978-90-825662-6-0

Weight: 2.0 kg

Dimensions: 28.3 x 24.0 x 4.2 cm

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Classification: ***: Very good condition, limited wear given the age and use. **: Clear signs of wear and possible structural problems including small instabilities. Still well suited for use in an open fireplace. *: Structural instability that hinders function other than decorative. For example, open fireplace tongs with a loose mechanism so that the ends can overlap. A fireback in this classification can still be used in a gas fireplace or as a backsplash. Should you want additional information about the quality or the classification of a specific fireplace accessory, do not hesitate to ask.

Age20th century
Height28.3 cm | 11.1 inches
Width24.0 cm | 9.4 inches
Depth 4.2 cm | 1.7 inches