# Kitchen equipment typically used by a merchant family, extract from the inventory of community property of Jean-Antoine Magnan dit Lespérance and Louise Lecomte Dupré, 28 July 1736.

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In the kitchen there is

A Large, Canaan cast iron Stove; a broken spinning stick, And a stove pipe made of three layers of metal sheeting All of it Estimated at One hundred Livres, 100 Livres

One Pewter ball estimated at eight Livres, 8 livres

Item, Fifty-two plates, twelve platters one water jug all pewter, Together weighing Sixty-seven pounds Partially worn at twenty sols Per pound, 67 livres

Item, one Used lavabo, one used Sugar bowl, two [illegible word], two Basins And one pierced Platter in old Pewter, weighing fourteen pounds And one half, at eight Livres Fourteen sols, 8 livres 14 sols

A Large, Canaan cast iron Stove; a broken spinning stick, And a stove pipe made of three layers of metal sheeting All of it Estimated at One hundred Livres, 100 Livres

One Pewter ball estimated at eight Livres, 8 livres

Item, Fifty-two plates, twelve platters one water jug all pewter, Together weighing Sixty-seven pounds Partially worn at twenty sols Per pound, 67 livres

Item, one Used lavabo, one used Sugar bowl, two [illegible word], two Basins And one pierced Platter in old Pewter, weighing fourteen pounds And one half, at eight Livres Fourteen sols, 8 livres 14 sols

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One pewter Jar weighing one pound and three quarters at twenty Sols Per
pound, 11 Livres 15 sols

Item, one used Waffle iron estimated at four Livres, 4 Livres

Three used frying pans, the three Estimated at five Livres, 5 Livres

One roasting spit, its Weight and its spit Estimated at twenty Livres, 20 Livres

Item one hand spit Estimated at Thirty sols, 1 livre 20 sols

One shovel and Kitchen Pincers Estimated at eight Livres, 8 Livres

One Pair of used metal kitchen andirons Estimated at eight Livres, 8 Livres

Two Copper Dish-warmers Estimated at fifty sols apiece, 5 livres

One Brass Strainer Estimated at forty sols, 2 livres

Item, one Copper Warming Pan Estimated at twelve livres, 12 livres

One Casserole weighing ten pounds at thirty sols, 15 livres

One Copper Coffee Urn

One Copper pie tin with a matching Cover, partially worn and Estimated at nine Livres, 9 livres

Item, one used Waffle iron estimated at four Livres, 4 Livres

Three used frying pans, the three Estimated at five Livres, 5 Livres

One roasting spit, its Weight and its spit Estimated at twenty Livres, 20 Livres

Item one hand spit Estimated at Thirty sols, 1 livre 20 sols

One shovel and Kitchen Pincers Estimated at eight Livres, 8 Livres

One Pair of used metal kitchen andirons Estimated at eight Livres, 8 Livres

Two Copper Dish-warmers Estimated at fifty sols apiece, 5 livres

One Brass Strainer Estimated at forty sols, 2 livres

Item, one Copper Warming Pan Estimated at twelve livres, 12 livres

One Casserole weighing ten pounds at thirty sols, 15 livres

One Copper Coffee Urn

One Copper pie tin with a matching Cover, partially worn and Estimated at nine Livres, 9 livres

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One cast iron mortar And Its Pestle Estimated at fifteen Livres, 15 livres

Item, thirty-three pounds of Copperware Including two Saucepans, three great cauldrons, one boiling kettle, one Coffee urn, one skimmer, one strainer, one fish kettle And one Small Pie tin all estimated at ten sols Per pound, 16 livres 10 sols

Four copper sconces at thirty Sols apiece, 6 livres

Item, two silver sconces, snuffers And snuffer stand with their Girandoles of which one is Broken all of it estimated at ten Livres, 10 livres

One iron Drip Pan And one chopping Knife Estimated together at Five Livres, 5 livres

Item, roasting Grill with seven prongs Estimated at forty sols, 2 livres

Four clothes irons Estimated together at five Livres, 5 livres

One lantern, one watering can, Candy dish, two apple presses, one cheese maker, one Dish cover, All of it in used tin estimated together at three Livres, 3 livres

One trivet And two small used Jar Spoons Estimated together at thirty sols, 1 livre 10

Item two used buckets Estimated at Six Livres for the two, 6 livres

One Case [?] for storing Glasses And an iron Lamp Estimated at fifteen sols, 15

Item, thirty-three pounds of Copperware Including two Saucepans, three great cauldrons, one boiling kettle, one Coffee urn, one skimmer, one strainer, one fish kettle And one Small Pie tin all estimated at ten sols Per pound, 16 livres 10 sols

Four copper sconces at thirty Sols apiece, 6 livres

Item, two silver sconces, snuffers And snuffer stand with their Girandoles of which one is Broken all of it estimated at ten Livres, 10 livres

One iron Drip Pan And one chopping Knife Estimated together at Five Livres, 5 livres

Item, roasting Grill with seven prongs Estimated at forty sols, 2 livres

Four clothes irons Estimated together at five Livres, 5 livres

One lantern, one watering can, Candy dish, two apple presses, one cheese maker, one Dish cover, All of it in used tin estimated together at three Livres, 3 livres

One trivet And two small used Jar Spoons Estimated together at thirty sols, 1 livre 10

Item two used buckets Estimated at Six Livres for the two, 6 livres

One Case [?] for storing Glasses And an iron Lamp Estimated at fifteen sols, 15

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Four medium And small iron Pots, one broken, Estimated at eleven Livres
11 livres

Six terrines And one earthenware platter with a Part that is cracked estimated at Five sols apiece, 1 livre 15

Two used pinewood tables with their hinged Leaves Estimated together at forty sols, 2 livres

One Used axe Estimated at twenty sols, 1 livre

Two Chicken Cages estimated together at three Livres, 3 livres

Six terrines And one earthenware platter with a Part that is cracked estimated at Five sols apiece, 1 livre 15

Two used pinewood tables with their hinged Leaves Estimated together at forty sols, 2 livres

One Used axe Estimated at twenty sols, 1 livre

Two Chicken Cages estimated together at three Livres, 3 livres

Source: Archives nationales du Québec, Centre de Montréal, Greffe de notaire, CN601, S339, Raimbault de Piedmont, Joseph-Charles, Kitchen equipment typically used by a merchant family, extract from the inventory of community property of Jean-Antoine Magnan dit Lespérance and Louise Lecomte Dupré, July 28, 1736.