Copper sphere to hold coffee beans. Frame and handle to rotate sphere over heat
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food Preparation cooking pot
History and use
This is quite a rare stovetop coffee bean roaster that is similar to many of the early American roasters that were on the market in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The copper ball holds the coffee and the circular shroud around the base captures heat from a burner while it is rotated with the handle to give an even roast. This object was donated as part of the significant Marks collection and was collected by E.O. Marks and stored at their Wickham Terrace home.