Above - an early eighteenth century weight driven jack in the Wreay Farm kitchen. With its double pulley, this mechanism is capable of running two spits at the same time.
Left - This larded pheasant, secured to a spit with wooden skewers, is being basted with a pierced ladle. The small perforations filter out any pieces of ash that may have found their way into the dripping pan. Some dripping pans were provided with a special perforated and lidded well that fulfilled a similar function.