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Pots and Kettles

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Corn Boiler
Stock Pot
Porridge Pot
Everted Rim Saucepan
Socketed Pot
Riveted Kettles
Small Riveted Kettle

Cramp Seam Kettle
Large Nesting Kettle
Small Trade Kettle
    Lid for Small Trade Kettle
Large Trade Kettle
    Lid for Large Trade Kettle
C. 1630-50 French Kettle
Dutch Hemispherical Kettle
Bellied Porringer

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Corn Boiler, Small

Corn Boiler (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historically inspired.
Although this pot is not documented, it was created using only 18th century techniques and design elements. It has a heavy copper body and lid, both of which are tin lined. The pot has a sturdy wired rim and a bail. The lid has a ring, and is deeply domed. Some customers use the lid as a bowl! This pot is such a favorite that we make it in three sizes, and each can nest inside the other. Dated: 18th century style. Materials: copper and tin. 
Large: 5 1/2" dia. x 5 1/4" tall, 8 cup capacity.
Medium: 4 1/2" dia. x 5" tall, 4 cup capacity.
Small: 3" dia. x 3 3/4" tall, 1 1/2 cup capacity.

Large Corn Boiler: $121.00
Medium Corn Boiler: $110.00
Small Corn Boiler: $88.00

Stock Pot

Stock Pot (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historically inspired.
Although this pot is not documented, we've created it in response to our customers who need a large, moderately priced cook pot. This pot is straight sided with a bail. The lid has a ring. Both body and lid are heavy copper and are tin lined. It is made using 18th century techniques and design. Dated: 18th century style. Materials: copper and tin. Dimensions: 2 gallon capacity.
Stock Pot: $230.00

Porridge Pot

Porridge Pot (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historic reproduction.
These pots were very common in the 17th and 18th centuries, their pleasing shape must be why! Porridge was a mainstay of the Colonial diet, and pots like these would have been common at any hearth! This example is of heavy copper. Both the body and lid are tin lined. The base of the pot is cramped seamed, the rim is rolled. The ears are riveted to the pot, and the bail is heavy wire. This is a darling little pot. Dated: 18th century. Origin: English. Materials: copper, tin and iron. Dimensions: 9" tall x 5 1/2".
Porridge Pot: $281.00

Everted Rim Saucepan

Everted Rim Saucepan (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historic reproduction.
Braziers would many times immitate designs created by silversmiths and goldsmiths. Such is the case with this lovely sauce pan, which was copied from a silver original. The everted shape (the rim flares out) gives this saucepan elegant, graceful lines. Copper, with brazed seam construction. A riveted socket holds the hand turned ebonized handle. Tin lined. This piece is very attractive, but sturdy enough to withstand a lifetime or more of daily use! Dated: 1702. Origin: English. Materials: copper, tin, ebonized wood. Dimensions: 4" base x 5" rim x 4" tall, 3 cup capacity. Other sizes available, please call for price quote.
Everted Rim Sacepan: $193.00

Socketed Pots

Socketed Pots (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historically inspired.
We used George Washington's set of campaign cookpots as our inspiration! Very little cookware was specifically designed for travel (please see our discussion at "Some Thoughts"). Washington's set is one of the few known examples. Cookware that was taken on the road, for whatever reason, was most likely any pot that could be spared from the hearth at home! The originals were tin, ours are copper. That is the only concession we've made. Ours are cramped seamed, with riveted sockets that accept removable handles. The lids have rings. Both lid and body are tin lined. There are no bails on these pots, as they were intended to be used on a brazier. These pots will nest, but the handles must be stored seperately. This is a beautiful set and the only real 18th century traveling cookpots we are aware of! Dated: 18th century. Origin: American. Materials: copper, tin, various woods as available.
Dimensions: large measures 6" dia. x 7" tall. Medium measures 5" dia. x 6 1/2" tall. Small measures 4 1/2" dia. x 6" tall.
Large: $189.00
Medium: $170.00
Small: $149.00

Regular Riveted Kettle

Riverted Kettles (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historic reproduction.
"WOW" pretty much sums it up! Want to impress your neighbors and friends? Cook up a pot of chili to feed the entire neighborhood in this really outstanding kettle! Copied from a 1585 original, kettles like these were in common use throughout Europe and have been found at sites in Eastern North America. It was also common for shipboard use. This "tank" of a kettle is completely indestructable. It is fashioned from sheet copper, the sides and bottom being riveted together with over 170 rivets! It has a heavy copper rim, onto which are riveted hand forged iron ears. It has a heavy iron bail. Beautiful, impressive, and tough as a tank, this kettle will never need to be replaced!
Available in two sizes. Dated: 14th through the mid 17th centuries. Origin: Dutch. Materials: copper, tin, iron. Dimensions: Large: 20" dia. x 17" tall. Medium: 10 1/2" dia. x 8" tall.

Large Riveted Kettle: $999.00
Medium Riveted Kettle: $469.00

Small Riveted Kettle (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel.
Made exactly like the larger versions above, of 32oz copper plate with about 60 rivets, heavily tin lined. This one will be owned by your great-great grandchildren.
Dimensions: 5 1/2 inches tall to rim, 5 1/4 inches diameter, and weighs in at 2.6 lbs! You won't find a sturdier kettle anywhere else!
Small Riveted Kettle: $305.00

Nesting Set

Cramp Seam Kettle (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel.
Very much like our corn boiler above, but with silver-brazed cramp seams (sometimes referred to as dovetailed). Tin lined copper.

Large: $160.00
Medium: $155.00
Small: $145.00

Large Nesting Stock Pot Set (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel.
Tin lined copper. Each pot comes with a pot hook (find them listed separately on the Cooking & Baking Utensils page).
Small: 6 quarts or 1/2 gallon capacity. 8" by 8 1/2" tall.
Medium: 9 quarts or 2 gallon capacity. 9" by 10" tall.
Large: 14 quarts or 3 1/2 gallon capacity. 10 1/2" by 11" tall.
Large Nesting Stock Pot Set: $690.00

Small Trade Kettle

Small Trade Kettle (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historic Reproduction.
Small, portable and sturdy, our small trade kettle is made in brass with steel lugs and bail. We offer this kettle with full tin lining, or without. It measures 6 1/2 inches in diameter across the top, and 5 1/4 inches in diameter across the base. Measures 4 inches deep, and holds approximately 5 cups.
Tin Lined Small Trade Kettle: $165.00
Unlined Small Trade Kettle: $145.00

Lid for Small Trade Kettle (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Copper.
Lid for Small Trade Kettle
: $55.00

Large Trade Kettle

Large Trade Kettle (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historic reproduction.
Our classic large kettle, made to last. This kettle is made in brass, and we offer it either fully tin lined, or unlined. The lugs and bail are steel. Measures 9 inches in diameter across the top, 7 inches in diameter at the base, and is 5 inches deep. This kettle holds one gallon comfortably.
Large Trade Kettle, Lined: $192.00
Large Trade Kettle, Unlined: $171.00

Lid for Large Trade Kettle (above)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Copper.
Lid for Large Trade Kettle
: $72.00

Porringer (images above*)
Handmade by Peter Goebel. Historically inspired.
Although this is not a documented piece, every element in its design and construction is 18th-century-styled. Porringers like these were extremely popular in England up to the turn of the 18th century. They continued their popularity in America until about 1825. They are a near perfect vessel - just the right size to heat up a midnight snack, feed a baby, drink from the well, etc. Their uses are really endless. A re-enactor we know hangs his from his belt and uses it for drinking, cooking & eating! He suggestes lashing a green stick to the porringer to serve as a handle, giving you a long handle for cooking over the fire. This porringer also makes a very thoughtful gift to new parents - sure to become an heirloom someday! Tin lined. Dated: 18th century. Origin: English. Materials: copper, tin. Dimensions: 4 1/2" by 6" by 1 3/8" deep. 1 cup capacity.
*The porringer pictured was used as a prize in a shooting match and was accidentally shot. Goose Bay Workshops repaired the porringer - it is pictured before and after.
Porringer: $88.00

C. 1630-50 French Kettle (above, with original)
Handmade in the USA by Peter Goebel. Historic reproduction.
This sweet little kettle is painstakingly copied from a 1630-50 original that was dug in upstate New York and is now held in a private collection. The original wasn’t a grave good, but it was probably a French trade item for Native Americans in the area.
Our reproduction is made just like the original, and to the same measurements. It has a spun brass body with hand-rolled copper lugs and hand-rolled rivets. The bail is handmade from steel. Our reproduction is lined with food-grade tin.
This kettle is slightly smaller than our small trade kettle. It has tapered sides and a rounded base, and holds a little over four cups (32 ounces). It measures 6 ¼” in diameter across the inside top, and 4 ½” diameter at the bottom. It is 3 ¾” tall.
C. 1630-50 FRENCH KETTLE - $200.00

Cistern (above)
Historically inspired, mid-18th century style. Handmde in the USA by Peter Goebel.
No more plastic water jugs hiding in the back of your tent at reenactments - you'll want to show off this beautiful cistern! It's inspired from mid-18th century water cisterns, with classic coffee urn dimensions. Made with an unlined copper body and removable copper lid. The turned wooden handle fits your hand perfectly for comfortable carrying. The solid brass spout connects to the cistern with a reinforced attachment. It also has double-reinforced lugs. This cistern is going to serve you for decades, and will look great doing it.
Our cistern hold 3 gallons to the brim. It measures 10" round at the base, has a 6" round top, and stands 14" tall.
Cistern: $350.00

Dutch Hemispherical Kettle (above)
Handmade in the USA by Peter Goebel. Historical reproduction.
A beautiful, striking and very different kettle! Copper body, iron lugs and bail, lined with food-grade tin. Copied from 17th century Dutch originals. A delight to cook in - because of the rounded bottom, this kettle stirs beautifully.
Measures 12" in diameter, stands 8" tall, and holds approximately 2 gallons.
Dutch Hemispherical Kettle: $280.00

Bellied Porringer (above)
Handmade in the USA by Peter Goebel. Historically Inspired.
Taken from an brass original ca 1750, we bellied the sides and added a nice handle and foodsafe tin lining, and created a great cereal bowl! Not for cooking.
Measures 5 inches in diameter, 1 1/4 tall overall, and 7 1/4 long with handle.
Bellied Porringer: $65.00

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