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Title: Copper kettle
Item Name: Cooking and Cleaning


Cone shaped copper kettle with detachable lid, semi-circular handle over lid. At this time copper was thought to be the best metal for heating water in. Containers were usually lined with tin to prevent poisoning. (Corroded copper is toxic). Such items were usually expensive, so this kettle is likely to have belonged to a well-off family.

Materials: copper, tin
Measurements: Ht:23cm, Diam:24.8cm
ID_Number: ERYMS : 1995.350