Copper tea kettle is hand-beaten into shape. Main body is one piece of copper, while top and bottom are separate pieces that were attached to main body by crimped edges. Spout is separate piece that was inserted into a hole in the main body and crimped at the end to keep it secure. The end of the spout is deformed and has a hinge where a possible lid for the spout broke off. The kettle has only mild tarnish and a white residue on the top. The upper lip of the main body is coming unattached since the crimping did not hold.
Dia. 6.7 x H. 5.3 in (Dia. 17 x H. 13.5 cm)
Place of Origin
Gift from Josephine Shop to Texas Memorial Musem, 1936
Artisan or Artist
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- inorganic material -- metal -- nonferrous metal -- copper (metal) ; Objects Facet -- Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- Tools and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- equipment -- culinary equipment
Tools and Equipment for Materials -- food preparation equipment
culinary equipment -- miscellaneous
Texas Memorial Museum Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Local Resource Number
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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