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Old 03-30-2020, 01:39 PM
KevinB KevinB is offline
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Default Sidney Rimmed Pot

I got this at an auction over the weekend. Supposed to be a phone/facebook auction, but I was never able to get on it at auction time. I had placed a bid by phone before the auction. I thought I was placing a "high" bid, but I suspect they decided it was a starting bid. I likely ended up paying too much. I have been unable to find one like this online or in the CI books. All the ones I have seen are marked as Wagner. Nice shape except for a small crack in the rim right at the top of the picture of the bottom. I'm not sure why this has legs and a rim. Any ideas on relative value, age, and why it was made this way? I'm also not sure why my phone decides to randomly rotate pictures at times. Any help appreciated.

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Old 03-30-2020, 02:19 PM
Doug D. Doug D. is offline
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Default Re: Sidney Rimmed Pot

Rimmed to set in a stove eye, footed because a round bottom doesn't sit flat. 1886-1897 are years of production given for SHWC. Probably later in that span given the marking style.
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Old 03-30-2020, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: Sidney Rimmed Pot

This is one the very first pieces in my collection. Yours is the only other one that I have seen. Like Doug said, and from my research, they were probably made towards the end of production.
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Old 03-31-2020, 08:28 AM
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Default Re: Sidney Rimmed Pot

There doesn't seem to be a lot of these, at least from what I can tell from the reference books and the internet. I would think that there must have been a lot more labor to make one of these, than to make a flat bottom pot, or even one with just legs. Many, many years ago I spent a few weeks at a camp cooking on a wood stove. My feeling is that this would have been a complication that was just not needed. Neat idea though.
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:23 AM
Kyle S. Kyle S. is offline
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Default Re: Sidney Rimmed Pot

I have the "ERIE" version of that same pot. It is a weird one for sure.
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