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Artifact of the Month May 2016 Waffle IronEveryone loves waffles, even the pioneers! I noticed this waffle iron while preparing Tempest House in the Heritage Village for the summer season. It is cast iron with wooden handles. The waffle iron is made of three parts: an upper and lower part with the waffle pattern and the base. To use it you would remove the solid metal burner from your wood burning kitchen range stove. The base would fit around the hole. The two waffle pieces can pivot and turn within the base so you can heat both the top and bottom of the waffle. The wooden handles ensure they don’t get too hot!

I bet this device made some pretty tasty waffles in its day. It is a gift to the Museum from our first curator, Alice Fortier. The company that made it, Taylor-Forbes of Guelph, Ontario, was in operation from 1902 to 1955. They made many different iron products but are best remembered for their sad irons. This waffle iron dates back to the early years of the 20th Century.
Last updated: 5/10/2016 10:30:01 AM