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Reply #21 - Apr 8th, 2018 at 6:12pm
 
The bean pot/plumber's lead melting pot is for three inch cast iron pipe.  A retired master plumber friend of mine told me many years ago that the size of the pot, indicated in this case by the number 3, is in direct proportion to the amount of lead required to fill the cavity between the walls of the cast iron fitting and the cast iron pipe, poured in on top of the oakum that is packed in very tightly.  The oakum is an oil impregnated ropelike fiber that insures that the connection is waterproof.  The melted lead solidifies around the pipe to provide a very rigid joint.
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Reply #20 - Mar 6th, 2015 at 10:54am
 
So are you committed to buy this lot or can you still back out? I take it this was not an auction site? To be honest, there isn't anything there that I would want, but if you do collect things like this, well it's your money and your decision.  Wink
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Reply #19 - Mar 6th, 2015 at 10:31am
 
Has anyone ever bought any CI from this site?
http://www.bullockauctions.com/cgi-bin/mndetails.cgi?bullock2
This is NOT where I found the above but they have a few great items.
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Reply #18 - Mar 6th, 2015 at 10:07am
 
Well I was supposed to buy them but he never sent me an invoice so I have not bought them.   Although I already have a potato ricer and cotton weight and all those other items as well, it's not often I get out to find things and if I do "around here" just one item runs that high almost, if not I have to pay crazy shipping.  Embarrassed
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Reply #17 - Mar 6th, 2015 at 9:07am
 
The bean pot appears to be a lead melting pot, used by plumbers for soldering. You can check it for lead if you want to cook in it. I don't collect plumbing tools, or cook in them.

  Some folks do collect tools though. I have seen pots like this with the original single burner "stove" to melt the lead. Don't even think about using one of those plumbing stoves to cook with. They work great for melting lead. Way too hot to cook on.
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Reply #16 - Mar 6th, 2015 at 2:39am
 
Perry, I think she already bought it. That's the way I understood it..I could be wrong tho.. Undecided
I agree with you..not much there. But hey, I spent 40 bucks on some take out food last night that is now sitting in our septic tank, ha. At least she'll have something to show for her money.  Grin Wink
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Reply #15 - Mar 6th, 2015 at 1:15am
 
Hello Renee. I collect a lot of different items too. IMO these pieces are not worth the forty dollars. No way, no how. You can do a lot better with forty dollars than spending it on this stuff. Please don't buy it. Smiley
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Reply #14 - Mar 6th, 2015 at 1:12am
 
Well, the bottom line in collecting anything, is if you see something you'd like to own, and you get it and you're happy with it..that's all that really matters. Nobody ever got hurt too bad spending 40 bucks. I like unusual pieces too. That skillet is pretty beat, but the griddle and bean pot could be probably salvaged for use. The weights and ricer?..not very valuable but all old iron is interesting. I think you did ok.  Wink
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Reply #13 - Mar 5th, 2015 at 11:25pm
 
Griddle
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Reply #12 - Mar 5th, 2015 at 11:25pm
 
Bean Pot
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Reply #11 - Mar 5th, 2015 at 11:25pm
 
Potato Ricer
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Reply #10 - Mar 5th, 2015 at 11:24pm
 
I am familiar with all but that one pan.
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Reply #9 - Mar 5th, 2015 at 11:15pm
 
The 10 inch skillet, the very old griddle, small cauldron type pot (with gate mark), pear weight, cotton weight, e potatoes ricer -  I collect all sorts of cast iron
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Reply #8 - Mar 5th, 2015 at 11:02pm
 
Those two things at the top look like scale weights to me.  Overall, it doesn't strike me as much being there.  Just my opinion.
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Reply #7 - Mar 5th, 2015 at 6:34pm
 
Well it's hard to tell what else you have there..all depends on what they are. What are those two smaller items? And is that a lemon squeezer? Are there any markings on any of them?
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Reply #6 - Mar 5th, 2015 at 6:14pm
 
Mark, I didn't see that post.  The photo I have looks much like, "the photos I posted are from the seller".  However for $40.00 for everything in the group, I don't think it's a bad deal what do you think?
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Reply #5 - Mar 5th, 2015 at 6:12pm
 
It is to be mine, it's part of a group I'm purchasing from someone online.
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Reply #4 - Mar 5th, 2015 at 5:42pm
 
Didn't we see this thing recently? Looked like the handle was made of diamond plate and welded on? Is it yours, Renee?

Edit:  This one:
http://www.griswoldandwagner.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1424267440
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Reply #2 - Mar 5th, 2015 at 5:16pm
 
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Reply #1 - Mar 5th, 2015 at 5:15pm
 
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Mar 5th, 2015 at 5:15pm
 
Can anyone tell me anything at all about this pan?
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