2 Vintage Cast Iron Wood-Burning STOVE LID LIFTERS Tool - (eBay item 290181289827 end time Nov-20-07 18:15:00 PST)
These two old tools were used to lift the lids on old wood-burning cook stoves. The short one is marked "4" on the bottom of the tip. The one with the mesh handle is marked "00" on the handle and might have said something more, but it's obliterated by rust.
Can you imagine the clanking sound of shifting a stove lid out of the way to check the fire? Can you hear the roar or hiss of the flames? What was cooking? Eggs? Beans? Meat? Or maybe someone's warming his sock feet on the rail of a pot belly stove.
You don't need the actual two-ton stove for such memories. Just hang these old cast iron lid lifters on your wall.
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