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Old 10-27-2019, 05:01 AM
Greg Brunett Greg Brunett is offline
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Default Cindy’s Grandmothers Pot

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This belongs to an older friend of mine. She has had it for a while and never did anything with it since it was rusted up when she got it from her mother. She found it in the attic and asked me if I could do anything with it. at some point in its life someone drilled a vent hole in the lid and made a flap to open and close the hole. that was the hardest part of the restoration. they used a screw that they mushroomed out with a hammer to act as a rivet. I was successful at removing that without any damage to the surrounding metal. A trip to the e tank, 3 coats of seasoning, and a new copper rivet later. Its done and delivered to her. I now have a very happy friend. She is very excited and wants to use it, but she has a glass top stove. I think she will finally use the side burner on her grill now and she has a nice pan for her cornbread.

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Old 10-27-2019, 08:54 AM
D_Madden D_Madden is offline
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Default Re: Cindy’s Grandmothers Pot

interesting little vent hole and cover... do you think the legs were longer and have been cut down?
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Old 10-27-2019, 01:22 PM
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I have to say Ive never seen a vent hole on CI.....I thinks its kinda cool.....
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Old 10-27-2019, 05:18 PM
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Nice cleanup job Greg. Hope she gives you some cornbread.
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:57 AM
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interesting little vent hole and cover... do you think the legs were longer and have been cut down?
I doubt it. They were just long enough to take the gatemark off the cook surface. Someone did a good job if they removed them. I would think if someone was going to go to the trouble to shorten the legs, that they would’ve removed the gatemark as well.
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:35 AM
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I would expect a pot having a rimmed lid to hold hot coals would also have had legs long enough to place it over a fire.
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:41 PM
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I would expect a pot having a rimmed lid to hold hot coals would also have had legs long enough to place it over a fire.
That’s a possibility I didn’t think about. I just can’t get why somebody would take the legs down that far and not remove them as well as the gate Mark.
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:54 PM
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They had a hacksaw, but not an angle grinder?
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Old 10-28-2019, 04:54 PM
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They had a hacksaw, but not an angle grinder?
They evidently had a drill... LOL
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