Tags: 1850s, bennington, croup, inhaler, kettle, medical, rockingham, tube, withoriginal
Here’s a very scarce early Bennington “Croup Kettle” or medical inhalator pot from the 1850 era with its original cork stopper with 2 glass inhaler tubes! You can see a similar croup kettle pictured on page 113, plate 159 in Richard Barret’s book on “Bennington Pottery & Porcelain”. The kettle is round with large footed base ring that has a vent tube protruding….. 6 1/4″tall (6 3/4″with cork stopper) x 4 3/4across base….. Yellowware body with mottled brown Rockingham slip glaze….. Rare original cork stopper with 2 clear glass tubes…. It has some heat stress cracking on the bottom surface only; no other damage. This croup kettle was used as a medical vaporizer or inhaler when someone had the croup or sickness. THIS IS A FIXED PRICE ITEM FOR SALE IN MY STORE. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your business…. Your friendly fellow collector, Digger Dave Beeler. We stand proudly in support of our military men and women and their families.