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Question for Antique Experts

Post by CaptMorgan » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:20 am

Any of you know what this is or what it might be worth? 22" long by 11" wide by 13" high. It appears to be copper plated galvanized steel. It was used by my family to store wood when we heated the house with the fireplace. It is taking up valuable space in my garage.
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2" x 38" Bokakob column head, 15 gallon keg boiler

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Post by tiramisu » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:14 am

I passed up on a similar kettle a couple of years ago concerned that it might have used leaded solder rather than silver solder.
Does anyone know if I was being unreasonably cautious?

It would be nice to have an old copper boiler.

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Post by jedneck » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:04 am

It has few uses. Main one is a wash boiler. 2 nd would be for waterbath canning
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Post by cob » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:10 am

laundry tub. will it hold a magnet? lots of them on the net for sale, priced all over the board.
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Post by Saltbush Bill » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:43 pm

Was going to say laundry tub as well.

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Post by jedneck » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:14 pm

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Would been used most likely on stove like this.
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Post by jonnys_spirit » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:21 pm

It’d make a cool looking flake stand for a smaller diy copper still.
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Post by Truckinbutch » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:20 pm

Wash boiler that many old timers turned into very unsafe stills . Galvanize , lead solder , other nasties . Keep as a curio . DO NOT try to repurpose as a still .
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Re: Question for Antique Experts

Post by CaptMorgan » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:07 am

Lid is magnetic, sides and bottom are not. I would guess that the seams at the bottom to sides and the seam where the sides come together are lead solder. Saw one being used as a boiler on "that" show about our hobby. I won't even use it for mash.
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2" x 38" Bokakob column head, 15 gallon keg boiler

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Post by Dewstiller » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:57 am

I have seen several items in antique shops similar to this, if I recall right, they were all listed from about $150-200 depending on condition. Yours appears to be in good condition.

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