Steamer bowl w/lid; Grimwade's; 1911; R07087
Steamer bowl w/lidAbout this object
Grimwade's quick cooker:
07087/1: Glazed ceramic lid with very slight curve. In the centre a slight rise surrounds an 18 mm hole which fits over central cylinder of the bowl. The lid has a short vertical lip and a raised line circle 15 mm from the lip on the underside.
07087/2: A ceramic bowl with a central cylinder/ flue to conduct heat to the centre of the pudding or meat.
The lid is tied to the bowl with string and the pot is put into a pan of water, raised to the boil and set to simmer. A piece of pastry or bread can be used to cover the hole of the flue to make it airtight. The pudding cooks in a dry, hot environment in the pot. Patented in the Edwardian era.
Ironstone china. (Ceramics)
Paints (Surface Treatments)
07087/1: <Painted on inside lid > '(Advertisements for other Grimwade products and "MANUFACTURED IN FINEST ENGLISH IRONSTONE CHINA\AND CERTIFICATED BY THE INSTITUTE OF HYGIENE".'
<Painted on top of lid > 'GOLD MEDAL - LONDON 1911\THE "QUICK-COOKER"\GRIMWADE'S\PAT NOS 12835/09\15043/09\12161/11" plus instruction on use of cooker.'
07087/2: <Painted on outside bowl > 'THE "QUICK-COOKER"\GOLD MEDAL-LONDON 1911\EXCELLENT FOR STEWS OF ALL KINDS\MEAT CAN BE KEPT HOT FOR HOURS\WITHOUT OVER-COOKING OR GETTING DRY\GRIMWADE'S\PATENT NOS 12335/09\15043/09\12161/11\6 IN SIZE\APPROXIMATE CAPACITY 1-1/2 PINTS"'
<Painted on inside bowl > '"FOR LIGHT PUDDINGS\DO NOT FILL ABOVE THIS LINE\THE PUDDING THEN HAS ROOM TO EXPAND\WATER IN SAUCEPAN SHOULD ALSO BE AT ABOUT THIS LEVEL"'
07087/1: 182 (diam) x 23 mm
07087/2: 170 (diam) x 110 mm
Donated by Mrs Gwen HaymanObject number
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