I live at the edge of a National Historical District. Many people around me live in old homes, and appreciate vintage and antique items. We all seem to have an extra period door, molding, or some architectual detail left over from a restoration project. We pass it to someone who is in need for their current project. We pass other things around also. Things that seem to belong in another home.
I tend to have a more primitive style. A neighbour of mine, Carol, has a more Victorian style. Carol knocked on my door. She was holding this roaster. She has had is pan for years and loves it. She has been going through things, she knew that "down the road" her family wouldn't want the roaster. They didn't like her few primitives. She knew I would appreciate it and would enjoy having it around.
This roaster was made for a flat top, wood burning stove. The rim of the bottom elevates the bottom of the pan, so it doesn't sit directly on the heat source. Thank you Carol!!! I will love giving this roaster a new home.