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One-quart cooking pot on three, semicircular feet with a flared lip, bulbous body and wire bail handle looped around triangular lugs or ears. Hollow cast with three fillets, one around rim and two around body, the lowest one is a horizontal seam; two vertical seams on upper half and single gate mark on bottom exterior. Cast-in mark on side reads "ALLAIRE / 1", in raised serif letters inside a rectangle (partially visible).
James P. Allaire founded Allaire Iron Works, in New York, NY, in 1816, and purchased Howell Iron Works, located in present-day Farmingdale, Monmouth County, NJ, in 1822. Since Allaire Iron Works specialized in marine steam engines, it is possible pots marked "ALLAIRE" and "HOWELL" were both made in New Jersey.
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Object Name
date made
late 18th century
place made
United States: New York, New York City
United States: New Jersey, Farmingdale
Physical Description
iron, cast (pot material)
overall: 4 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 10.795 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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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