|Object ID #||1968.014.003|
|Object Name||Kettle, Preserving|
|Title||Brass Preserving Kettle|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
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.
The interior of the kettle has an oval-shaped mark stamped with partial lettering visible:
& JULY 1ST
|Provenance||Most likely originally belonged to Elizabeth McLean (d. 1921). Inherited by her daughter, Mary McLean.|
|Collection||Food Processing Tools & Equipment|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|