Preserving Kettle

Preserving Kettle

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Deep, flared, circular body with angled rim, rounded pit bottom and 3 conical feet. Wire bail handle is looped through semicircular ears with faceted triangular brackets below integrally cast at rim; drop-shaped loop on ring is attached to a small staple or loop on body between handles. Hollow cast with long, single gate mark across center of bottom underside, raised "8" near perimeter. No cover.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1900
place made
United States: Middle Atlantic
place used
United States: Delaware, Milltown
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
wire, iron (handle material)
overall: 8 3/4 in x 11 7/8 in x 10 5/8 in; 22.225 cm x 30.1625 cm x 26.9875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Edna Murray Allen
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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