New Hampshire Glossary: Tin Reflector Oven

Tin reflector ovens were used to cook food in the late 18th century and early 19th century, in conjunction with a home’s fireplace.

This device, sometimes also made out of copper, was set on the hearth in front of the fire. The heat reflected its polished back, and would bake, roast or broil meat.

The Remick Museum in Tamworth New Hampshire uses such an oven to roast turkey as part of a historic menu for the general public.On Saturday, November 10, 2007 from 1-4 PM join the Remick Museum for good food, country crafts and a healthy dose of history.

The menu for Historic Thanksgiving includes roasted turkey, bread sauce stuffing-dressing, hearth bread and butter, boiled cider pie, Indian pudding, pumpkin stuffed with apples and cranberry sauce.  The event itself is free and open to the public; donations are gratefully accepted. The meal is $3.00 per plate. Try your hand at making apple cider, and in the English barn, make a corn cob feather dart.

The Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm is located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth, NH. For more information call (800) 686-6117 or (603) 323-7591, or visit their website at


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