Antique Copper Crab, Clam, Food Kitchen Steamer Kettle / Pot Early 1900s Geo Fowler, Lee & Co
This is a large rare antique copper steamer made for steaming food, puddings, hams and etc. It was purchased from a local estate where it had been used for steaming crabs, clams and lobsters. The steamer has a flat lid and four drop handles. It has a brass plate that reads "GEO FOWLER LEE, & CO. LTD. Patentees & Manufactures READING. This steamer was constructed to a design that was patented by Fowlers in the early 1900's. The Geo Fowler Lee & Co. Ltd. was located in Reading, England. It is an ingenious design with a hinged platform in the base that acted as a support for the items to be steamed. The chimney on the side acts as a steam vent and receptacle to hold a thermometer. The steamer is made of copper with tinning on the inside surfaces where food came on contact with steamer. It is a large impressive piece that measures approximately 12" tall, 14" in diameter and a hefty 8 pounds in weight. It is in very good vintage pre-owned condition with some staining, light scratches and small dents consistent with age and use (see photos). Overall it is a beautiful antique piece, that is very functional and shows very well.
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