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Teakettle

Teakettle

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Description
Onion-form teakettle with crooked gooseneck spout and cast-in, splayed arched ears for the faceted strap bail handle; three D-section feet. Low-domed, molded cover with cast-in wire loop handle. Both pieces are hollow cast: cover has gate mark on top; kettle has horizontal and vertical seams on body and spout with single gate mark on bottom exterior. Cast-in marks below back ear "W:S 3." in a dotted oval and "N.&W.S.EDDY" in a zig-zag bordered oval, both in raised serif letters.
Maker is Nathaniel and William S. Eddy, who operated the Eddy Furnace, located in what is now Middleboro, MA, circa 1830-1840. Their father, Joshua, founded the furnace sometime around the Revolution, which might explain why stylistically this teapot appears earlier in date, circa 1780-1820.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
teakettle
date made
19th century
ca 1830-1840
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Middleboro
Physical Description
iron, cast (pot, cover material)
iron, wrought (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 12 in x 8 3/8 in; 21.59 cm x 30.48 cm x 21.2725 cm
ID Number
1982.0090.37
accession number
1982.0090
catalog number
1982.0090.37
Credit Line
Estate of John Paul Remensnyder
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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