It’s a peanut roaster. Well, maybe THE peanut roaster. While on a recent trip to the new Roadside Systems offices in Birmingham, AL. We got a chance to sample the wares at the Alabama Peanut Company (https://alabamapeanut.com/). The pictured roaster has been in perpetual use for more than 100 years.
Housed in Birmingham’s 1907 “Peanut House” – Alabama Peanut Co. is one of America’s last surviving peanut merchants. They still use the antique roasters original to the peanut business. The place was quite clean so we are confident the roasters have been cleaned thoroughly over the past eleven decades. We left with a three pound bag standard unsalted. They did not last long!