[Sca-cooks] gypsy pot

Patricia Dunham chimene at ravensgard.org
Thu Aug 30 18:01:49 PDT 2012

if you google "gypsy pot" and look at the images, is your aunt's pot like #2 or #5 in the first row of pictures?

We have quite a size array of these because someone at the local flea market several years ago was selling South African cast iron cook pots. One or two "rings" for reinforcement & 3 little spike legs (or big long spike legs). -- OK another search brings me the term "potjie" for the South African ones.

soup on the cook stove -- was that a wood-burner stove?


On Aug 29, 2012, at 7:39 PM, llmkr at juno.com wrote:

> Is there anyone in the group who might be interested in purchasing what my mom called a "gypsy pot"? It is a 2 quart cast iron pot that belongs to my aunt. She is moving to an assisted living facility and wants to sell the pot to someone who will use it. Years ago, she used it herself for making soup on the cook stove in her house. I've seen the pot and it's in good condition. She has some information that I believe puts it at over 100 years old.I have several pictures and some more details on it if anyone is interested.Thanks!Cindy Ross

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