[Sca-cooks] Another cast iron question

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Sat Aug 30 13:30:31 PDT 2008

Yup...I have an antique one that I inherited from my father...who, IIRC, got
it from his mother.  It's fairly large, and there's an indentation on the
bottom part that would permit it to be set into one of the round holes on
the top of a wood stove (the kind used in kitchens for cooking.)


On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 4:21 PM, Terry Decker
<t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net>wrote:

> Those kettles weren't so much for humidification, but for instant hot water
> for the sink before gas ranges and water heaters.  A well pump at the
> kitchen sink and hot water on the stove were modern conveniences in the
> first half of this century.
> Gas replaced the wood stove at my grandmother's around the time I was born,
> but the pump at the kitchen sink lasted until it was replaced by city water
> in the late 1950's or early '60's.
> Bear

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