Introduction to the Collection
Joel Schiff was essentially an anthropologist. He devoted 40 years of his life assembling a vast collection of antique and vintage cast iron cookware. His lifelong wish was to establish a museum of the hearth and kitchen from 1600’s to 1950’s.
The express purpose of the collection was intended for the potential acquisition by a 501 c3 institution.
– Jeffrey Schiff, Sole Trustee. Photo: English teakettle c. 1840
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Photos on Home page: European Waffle Maker c. 1890’s . Two Tetsubin teapots (left) Village hut haystack design, (right) Arare Hailstone pattern . Enameled Griswold No. 5 Skillet . Ebelskivers and Platt Pan . American coffee roaster with clockwork drive, very scarce, c. 1890’s . English and American Porringers c. 1810-1830’s . English and American Spiders c. 1790’s- 1830’s