Unusual, English Copper Kettle

Unusual, English Copper Kettle

Code: K22881

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A very unusual, English copper kettle dating from c.1920. With the wide, flat base this could either be a ship’s kettle or it could be for tea tasting. It is well made, from a heavy gauge of copper. The body of the kettle is spun and there is a rolled seam around the base. There are brass fittings to the turned wooden handle, and around the rim of the kettle, and a bakelite finial to the lid. The lid also has a whistle, to let you know when the kettle is boiling, and a small brass plaque which reads “ALBERT BISHOP LTD METAL EXCHANGE BLDGS LONDON E.C.”. The Metal Exchange was founded in 1877 but I can’t find any record of this company. There are a couple of very tiny dents to the kettle but generally it is in very good condition and the tinning, to the interior, is still in good enough condition for it to be used.

Dimensions: Height 27cm. Width 45.5cm. Diameter 33cm. 

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