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Old 06-16-2021, 09:32 PM
HeatherD HeatherD is offline
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Default Cauldron Info ?

Hey everyone!
I just recently acquired this cauldron and I can't find any info on when it was made. It says "Savery & Co Philadelphia" on one side (under the handle) and says "6G" under the other handle. It measures 14" across the opening. It appears as though there is a gate mark on the bottom as well as the side (I'm new at this so not real sure)
Can anyone give me any info?
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Old 06-17-2021, 10:41 PM
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Default Re: Cauldron Info ?

Does it hold 6 gallons of liquid? I'm terrible about estimating the size of something from a photo.
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Old 06-18-2021, 07:54 AM
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Nope, it holds 5 1/2 gallons when filled right to the very top.
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Old 06-20-2021, 09:13 AM
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Lithographic advertisement drawn on stone in 1847:
https://www.wdl.org/en/item/9352/

Example of a casting from Savery & Co:
https://americanhistory.si.edu/colle...ct/nmah_319714

"6G" is probably a casting designation or model # since the example above uses the letter "H". In addition, this foundry was established well after the US formalized US customary units in 1832 so "6G" does not correlate with gallons given that it holds less than 6 US gallons.
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Old 06-20-2021, 08:22 PM
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Good info! Thank you!
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