Mrs. Bixby's Chicken on a String

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Immerse yourself into life in the 19th-century by cooking a chicken with this Mrs. Bixby's Chicken on a String kit. Handmade by our Old Sturbridge Village Blacksmiths. Made by sticking wrought iron in 3000-degree flames and striking the iron with a hammer as it glows intensely orange to weld it to its shape. 

Product Details:

  • Handmade by Old Sturbridge Village Blacksmiths
  • Care: clean with fine steel wool to remove rust or debris, do not use soap
  • You Will Need: strong string
  • Includes: one nail and two skewers 
  • Directions included for how to cook the chicken
Additional Product Details

Old Sturbridge Village Blacksmith Shop History: Blacksmith Moses Wilder owned land that adjoined a stone quarry operated by his wife’s cousins in Bolton, Massachusetts. Wilder built the Blacksmith Shop using some 400 granite stones from the quarry to form the walls. He was able to maintain a prosperous business making and repairing tools used in the neighboring quarry. His son, Abraham, later took over the business.

Neighborhood blacksmiths undertook several different kinds of work in rural New England, and most towns had several blacksmiths. Some specialized in producing edge tools or machinery. Others shoed horses or turned to wheelwrighting and repairing vehicles. Many did general iron work, repairing manufactured and imported tools, shoeing horses and oxen, and making hardware and other metal items needed in the community.

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