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Old 04-26-2016, 01:50 PM
KSears KSears is offline
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Default Trying to ID a old wash pot

I was given and old wash pot which had been used to fry with over the years. It appears to have 2 gate marks on the bottom with a 10 in the middle of them. I was told it's probably over a 100 years old, but beyond that I have no idea.




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Old 04-26-2016, 03:27 PM
W. Hilditch W. Hilditch is offline
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Default Re: Trying to ID a old wash pot

Per the Gray book, the D shaped legs say early 1800's and the round ears say late 1800's. Good luck.

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Old 04-26-2016, 04:39 PM
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You see many of this kind of wash pot throughout rural SC which is my home state. I see prices of 100 on average. Some higher with bale. I pretty much buy them if the price is decent from folks out in the country. They work well for placing potted plants in them which is what the wife likes.

Gone are the days when you saw them used in the yard for washing clothes or scalding hogs for the bigger ones
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:48 PM
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You see many of this kind of wash pot throughout rural SC which is my home state. I see prices of 100 on average. Some higher with bale. I pretty much buy them if the price is decent from folks out in the country. They work well for placing potted plants in them which is what the wife likes.

Gone are the days when you saw them used in the yard for washing clothes or scalding hogs for the bigger ones
Oh I remember those days. One of my late grandmother's had a cast iron wash pot much like the one shown here behind her house. I remember her washing clothes more than once in that pot when I was about 5-7 yrs old. She had some kind of machine on the back porch that would squeeze out the water. Lots of memories.
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Old 04-26-2016, 05:41 PM
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Thanks for the information everyone. I know my grandfather gave it to me the other week. I figured it would be good for stews or hash. He told me his mother in law gave it to him back in the 60's and he said had it since, he told me he thought it was over a hundred years old. I'm not looking to sell, I plan on passing it down to my children one day since it's been in the family for quite some time apparently. Mark H I'm out in SC as well. I was even given a bigger one that was used for scalding hogs which is probably 80 plus years old as well, but it's in rather rough condition with no markings. I'm trying to find a way to restore it. So it's safe to say the little one I posted pics of is over 100 years old?
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:16 PM
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I would say yes to the age range.

This one is for sale in Sumter for 85. Baltimore I understand. 15 gal.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:46 PM
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SC here, too. I've got couple of them. No idea who made either one of them and never will since they don't have any identifying marks. One was free and the other one was well over 200 grand, but the house it came with was free.

Too bad that one in Sumter (where I grew up) has broken ears. I'd have my brother go look at it for me.
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