Clockwork Spit Jack
(Over 3 1/2 hours of continuous roasting per wind!!!)
A fine example in full working order with the original meat hanger & replacement key. I have checked & oiled the mechanism & all looks good for easily the next 100 years of use!!!
I do own & occasionally use one of these myself in the winter months & have to say, its a great piece of kit that serves up the best in truly “roasted” cuts in its own charming theatrical manner. Should you require a fine French copper dripping pan, lèchefrite, please don’t hesitate to ask as I have one here awaiting reconditioning for the next lucky custodian.
A bottle-jack is a clockwork motor in a brass shell, shaped like a bottle; it was introduced in the late 18th Century and in many case replaced the earlier and much more simple dangle spit. Dangle spits & bottle jacks are still used by re-enactors & persons wanting a traditional open fire roasted cut, but are no longer made except as one-offs; bottle jacks ceased being manufactured in the early 20th Century.
Length including the hanger is 40 cm, 15.78″ with a meat hanger diameter of 16 cm, 6.29″.
The total weight is 1629 Grams, 3.59 lb.
Late 19th – Early 20th C
USA: Estimated to be exempt from duties for HS Tariff “9706.00.00: Antiques of an age exceeding one hundred years”. Your local duty charges may apply? Important note: This is an estimate only. We strongly recommend you check this yourself prior to shipment to avoid surprises. Other countries may charge duty. Please check.
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Item ID: 15