What is it?

Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by 1961MJS, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hi

    My grandparents in Illinois had this, Dad said it was a water heater. I would have thought a water heater would have a spigot. I don't think that the grate / grill in the bottom or the soldering iron go with it.

    Thanks

    Mike

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  2. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    That's a laundry boiler. Homes without washing machines would boil the laundry on the stove to loosen up the dirt before scrubbing it clean on a washboard.
     
  3. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thanks Lizzie, that makes sense. Dad said it was a water heater, but its not like the ones that hang on the stove.

    Later
     
  4. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    My grandma had a round black pot or cauldron...[​IMG] that she would use in the back yard.

    I was 3 & sent to live with her.
    My first days there...I thought my folks had cast me to go live with a witch. ( white hair & all )
    I recall, she could grab a chicken, twist it’s neck & start pulling off the feathers . :eeek: Oh my !

    But soon enough I found out that she made her own soap in that pot & also brought me breakfast in bed.

    I was not a spoiled brat & she loved me because I listened to her & I enjoyed when she would tell me her
    life when she was a little girl living on a farm, the good times & rough times as well.
    I miss her so much ! :eek:
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2015
  5. DavidVillaJr

    DavidVillaJr One of the Regulars

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    A little help for a friend?
     

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