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Object ID # 1968.014.001abc
Object Name Teakettle
Title Brass Tea Kettle and its Trivet Stand
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Early 20th-century
Year Range from 1902
Year Range to 1903
Made J. S. & S. (Joseph Sankey & Sons Ltd.?)
Place of Origin England, United Kingdom
Description Brass (gold coloured) teakettle (a) and lid (b), and trivet (c). The tea kettle has a bent brass rod lift handle. The pouring spout has an angled-upwards, straight-looking shape. The lid has a black-finished wooden grip at its top. The tea pot stand (trivet) is a three-legged one, with decorative piercing to allow the heat to dissipate. The underside of the trivet has a whitish-looking British registry mark with RD? 388047 (likely dates it to c. 1902-1903) and "MADE IN ENGLAND / J. S. & S / --------"
Makers mark The underside of the trivet has a whitish-looking British registry mark with RD? 388047 and "MADE IN ENGLAND / J. S. & S / --------" (can't read the bottom line in the image, need to see the trivet itself)
Provenance This tea kettle's trivet was manufactured in England and has a registry number. This version of the registration number was introduced in 1884, and the number range shown suggests that the piece was manufactured in the 1902-1903 time period.
There was an English manufacturer, Joseph Sankey & Sons Ltd., of Bilston, that made metalwares, so this Edwardian set was likely manufactured by them, and exported to Canada.

Most likely originally belonged to Elizabeth McLean (d. 1921). Inherited by her daughter, Mary McLean of Owen Sound, Grey County.
Collection Household Equipment, 20th-c Collection
Material Brass/Wood/Black paint
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People McLean, John
McLean, Mary A.
Function An English-made Edwardian kettle used for making tea with. The trivet was used to set the hot kettle upon, so that one did not damage a furniture surface with the heat. This item belonged to the Mr. & Mrs. John McLean family of Owen Sound. The J. S. & S. mark likely refers to Joseph Sankey & Sons Ltd.