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Old 01-10-2019, 11:55 AM
ChuckP ChuckP is offline
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Default Sidney Bean Pot

Hello everyone,
I'm a new collector/user and first time poster. I Found this bean pot the other day. It's missing the lid and tilt ring but seems to have had very little use.
@$15, I was 😃 all the way home!
https://m.imgur.com/gallery/EHt4Zdg
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:59 AM
Russell S. Russell S. is offline
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Great find, the inside looks great from what I can see on this phone screen! From what Iíve heard some of the lids were made of tin which didnít last. Also they sometimes sold them without a lid. I actually found a camp Dutch Oven lid that fit mine perfect.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:04 PM
D_Madden D_Madden is offline
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Default Re: Sidney Bean Pot

I think the official name for these (at least from the early price lists) was 'rimmed pot'... I'm not entirely sure what the 'rim' was for... but that's the part that distinguishes it from a 'regular kettle'.

that one is obviously early... and pretty smooth... also looks like it was probably nickel plated.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:06 PM
Jeff S. Jeff S. is online now
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... I'm not entirely sure what the 'rim' was for...
I always assumed it helped keep the pot level when placed in a stove eye and also to keep it from going to far down in the firebox when placed in a oversized eye.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:02 AM
ChuckP ChuckP is offline
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Thanks for the comments as they really help a newbie like me. I agree with Jeff about the rim and it's purpose. It seems to make sense. As far as the nickel plating that D_Madden mentioned,
I took a real close look and believe that he is right well.
I have no intention to restore the piece and will just display it as is. Maybe someday I'll come across a lid that fits.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:29 PM
Steven C Steven C is offline
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Very nice and I like it. If you’re not interested in using it maybe shoot it with a flat clear coat no gloss. I think the patina of its look now tells the story of its age. If you wanted to use it in the future just strip it and do how do others and use it. or just let it age all the more.

I have brass and bronze things here I don’t touch other than dust no polish to make look new and shiny I love the look that way.

Last edited by Steven C; 01-12-2019 at 06:34 PM. Reason: Type O
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