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Object ID # 1993.043.001ab
Object Name Kettle
Title Findlay Kettle
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Year Range from 1860
Year Range to 1974
Made Findlay Brothers Co. Ltd.
Place of Origin Carleton Place, Ontario
Description FINDLAY lidded cooking kettle. This "Dutch oven" style cooking kettle has a bail handle, a lid, and a wire tassel. It originally had a perforated circular insert piece as well, but it was lost in a fire. The steel insert was 20.6 cm in diameter and had one central perforation surrounded by smaller perforations. The lid has "Findlay" cast in embossed lettering on the top. Its underside has nine concentric rings. The lid is fitted to the pot. There is a solid handle to the lid. The pot part has two opposing knobs on its exterior at the top for the handle attachment. Halfway between these knobs is a little plate/lip with the coiled wire tassel hanging from it. At present are three protruding areas [function unknown], arranged in a triangular fashion around the pot. The bottom has "PT. 381" and "FINDLAY / MADE IN CANADA".
Makers mark "Findlay" cast in embossed lettering on the lid
Base of pot cast impress-style with "PT. 381" and "FINDLAY / MADE IN CANADA".
Provenance Made by the Findlay Stove Company (Findlay Brothers Co. Ltd.) which opened in the early 1860s and continued until 1974, manufacturing a wide range of heating items that were shipped worldwide. This company was located in the town of Carleton Place, Ontario.

Provenance and exact age unknown. Barry Jackson found this kettle in his basement at RR#4 Tara, Bruce County.
Collection Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Material Iron/Wire
Dimensions W-28 D-11.3 Dia-28 cm
Found Tara, Bruce County
People Jackson, Barry