It's been said that all roads lead to Rome
and in the case of my longstanding search for an old copper kettle,
this has proven true ...
I have found her.
Not too big,
not too small,
but just right.
Love at first sight, it was, because of this ...
how many hands have wrapped around that handle?
Held and poured?
A bit of historical sleuthing dredged up some interesting facts:
The current Revere Copper Products was founded in 1801 by Paul Revere.Rome Manufacturing was established in 1892, a division
of Rome Brass Copper with production facilities in Rome, NY.
In 1928, a merge of five northeastern copper companies
produced the Revere Copper and Brass Corporation,
the largest copper manufacturer in the U.S.
Turns out this old gal is vintage Revere Ware.
She's a sweet wreck
with her pock marks and dents and peeling paint.
The thrift shop ladies were clearly perplexed
when I couldn't hand over my ten dollars fast enough.
Her days of useful service are far from over.
She may be past her prime for proper domestic service
but she can't be more perfect for my dye kitchen.
I hope she didn't think she was retired ...
: : :
In a stroke of serendipity, Hipstamatic released a new vintage-feel
lens/film combo pak
the same day I found my kettle ...
they call it Monti
so I took it for a test run.
All images are straight out of camera [iPhone]
no post-processing except to add copyright.