POTS & SKITTLES
SHEETS WARMER PAN
The pots and kettles, skittles and frying pans, stood on 'legs', so that they could be placed
on the hot coals of the fireplace used as the kitchen stove. Later someone came up with what they
called a 'toast rack' which stood on it's own little spindle legs, a kitchen luxury that sat near the fire.
Also found in the kitchen was a shallow brass pan, about a foot in diameter, with a pierced
cover. To use it, one would fill it with hot coals from the fire and thrust it between the icy cold bed
sheet before jumping in bed.
Abstract: Harrison H., July 2017, Lewes, from Washington. D.C. Sunday Newspaper, April 29, 1900.