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Old 05-30-2019, 04:01 PM
MDFraley MDFraley is offline
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Default Re: Need Info on a Wapak Kettle with Brass/bronze Plating??

The piece you have posted appears to be what's called a "Maslin Kettle" made by Wapak around 1903-1926 era. My reference book does not show that Wapak made this kettle using nickel plating so I'll go out on a limb and say it's probably the standard iron kettle that someone has used some sort of chemical on to possibly try and clean it. The pitting on the bottom was caused by a coal stove and or wood stove, The Sulphur in coal will deteriorate the cast iron thus leaving pitting. If you have an electrolysis set-up you will most likely remove most of the stains and rust but the pitting is there forever.
Good luck with your cleaning.
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