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Object ID # 1968.014.003
Object Name Kettle, Preserving
Title Brass Preserving Kettle
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th-century
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Brass, pail-like-shaped preserving kettle from the 19th-century. This kettle is all-brass, and is designed without feet. It has a bail-style handle. There is a maker's mark stamped inside the kettle (need to look into it). We are not sure yet if it is British or North American in its manufacture. It belonged to a 19th-century family in Owen Sound, Ontario.
There is a black & white photograph of this kettle in a display binder from the previous museum.
Note: At the previous museum site, the small kettle was used in the Log Cabin building for occasional dyeing demonstrations. We could not find the kettle in 2012 and needed a brass kettle for this demo, so if another one is offered, please collect it for the Edu. Collection? Then we could clean up this one again for display.
Makers mark The interior of the kettle has an oval-shaped mark stamped with partial lettering visible:
Provenance Most likely originally belonged to Elizabeth McLean (d. 1921). Inherited by her daughter, Mary McLean.
Collection Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Material Brass
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People McLean, John