Implements (object genre)
This globe-shaped, cast-iron implement was used for roasting coffee beans over a kitchen fire. The coffee beans were placed inside and the roaster had to be turned continuously so the beans would roast evenly. This roaster is quite elaborate; most coffee roasters were a simple tin container, mounted on a long metal rod, with a small door in its side.
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Michigan State University. Museum