Sunday, November 1, 2009

Corner Fireplace and Rotisserie Grill

Winter is fast approaching, so it seems like a good time to spotlight the corner fireplace in our 1955 ranch house.
Next to the fireplace is a built-in rotisserie grill. We've never used the grill and the previous owners didn't use it, either. If it has ever been used, it would have been over 40 years ago. Maybe it's about time we fire up the grill.
There is a switch on the wall that operates the rotisserie. The switch is right next to a light switch, which has caused us to turn the rotisserie on by mistake. The rotisserie spun around for days before we noticed it was on.
The grill is marked, "The Majestic Co. Huntington, Indiana." The Majestic Company still exists, but they no longer manufacture grills or fireplaces like these.


7 comments:

Monica said...

that is soooo cool

I love the seals or least I think that what they are !!!!!!!!

Wedgwood Tulsa said...

Thanks! Yep, they're seals.

Mid Century Madam said...

I have never seen a built in grill like that. I'd love to see some pictures with a chicken roasting and a fire going in the fireplace. How cozy!

Abbey said...

That is THE COOLEST thing ever! My husband and I both would like to add one to our 1959 fireplace!!

Sad that they don't make them anymore, otherwise I think we would have ordered one right now!

kaylacaydence said...

We just bought a house that was made in 1959. We have the exact same thing in our laundry room. Looks the same as this one in the pictures. We had no idea what in the world it was til we saw this. Thanks for posting..

kaylacaydence said...

Thank you for posting this. We just bought a house that was built in 1959 and it has the same grill in it as well. Ours though is located in what we call the utility room and laundry room. The fireplace is on the other wall in the living room. Both located in our basement. We couldn't figure it out. Ours is missing the rotating bar though and i don't see a switch anywhere neither to operate it. Though in the condition it is in i don't think i would use it..lol

Jennie@Wedgwood Tulsa said...

kaylacaydence,

Your grill may be like the one my next-door neighbors have. It is nearly identical to mine, but doesn't have the rotisserie. I still haven't used mine yet, but once I figure out how it works, I'd like to try cooking in it.

Jennie

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