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[32] Record copy of working drawing for fitting out the kitchen, 20 February 1790


Plan and perspectival elevation of a kitchen range


bar scale of 7/8 inch to one foot approximately


Plan of the Chimney, Elevation of the Chimney, elevation labelled Stew hole (three times), Iron, Smoke Jack, Oven, Boiler, Warm Closet, Kettle (twice), plan labelled A. this top to be / paved with / white bricks, Iron, A. This sometimes in one plate of Iron / but it is very liable to break by / dropping cold water on it &c

Signed and dated

Copy Feby 20th 1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black, sepia and very light red washes, shaded, partly pricked for transfer on laid paper (670 x 534)


Sanders, John (1768--1826), draughtsman
John Sanders (pupil 1 September 1784-90)


Drawing 32a depicting 'Smoke Jack' contributed by Peter Brears, F.S.A., Museum & Historic House Consultant and Food Consultant.



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