(Mid to late 1800’s operated under several variations of names such as “The Great Western Stove Company”, “The Western Foundry & Mill Machinery Works”, “Great Western Manufacturing Company” in the area of 2nd & 3rd streets & Cherokee & Choctaw streets I believe). Weighs – 8.85 pounds. 6-1/2 tall at the spout. 7 tall at the back (opposite of spout). 12-3/4 long – tip of spout to the back. 9-1/2 wide at the waist. 7″ diameter at the bottom with sloping base angle – would fit a stove-top hole at about 7-3/4″ to 8 diameter. On the top of the lid in raised lettering it reads ” WESTERN FOUNDRY – LEAVENWORTH KANSAS – PATENTED MAY 8TH 1866 ” and also the number ” 8 ” on the top of the spout. This rare antique kettle has been stored in my barn for many years, is dusty and could use some cleaning and rubbed down with oil, but displays just fine as is. This kettle has a lip near the bottom and was was made to set onto a heat access hole on the top of a wood or coal cast iron kitchen stove, and looks like it would fit into approx. 7-3/4″ to 8″ diameter. Also notice the pretty rigid but flexible metal handle – see close-up photos 7, 8 & 9 – the ends of it or all is hand-forged on an anvil, and has a flat surface on the outside, arched on the inside. This is a great example of early U. Cast iron history, and I believe was the first (if not only) iron works foundry west of the. In the 1800’s. Is set at a. To arrive to you safely in the necessary rigid packaging required for this item. Excess weight built into the listing for extra profit as some sellers do. Pack all my items securely in the rigid packaging required to get it to its destination. Most items I sell are an antique or vintage collectible item that is used and is possibly showing wear and age – read the item description and view my supplied photos before purchasing. Many buyers do not leave feedback these days, and I would appreciate it if you do. The item “C. 1866-’70s Cast Iron Kettle Great Western Foundry & Stove Co. Leavenworth KS” is in sale since Friday, March 2, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Cookware\Cast Iron”. The seller is “cavegirl1962″ and is located in Lawrence, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Featured Refinements: Cast Iron Kettle
- Brand: Western Foundry Co., Leavenworth KS
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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