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This copper tea kettle is hand hammered and uses dovetailed seams. Gooseneck spout with hinged lid. Besides the family provenance listed below, you can tell this is Swedish as evidenced by the ribbon finial on the lid representing the Swedish crown. It has developed a great patina over its lifetime and is slightly caked with sediment on the inside.
This copper kettle and sauce pan with lid were purchased by my mother in 1977. These were brought over from Sweden in 1894.
It measures approx 8-1/2" in diameter and 10-1/2" with spout. It stands 9" high to top of lid. 10" high with handle up. Total weight is 2.9 lbs.
Helma Tomasene Anderson born in Sköna, Sweden in 1870. Came to the United States in 1894 at age 24, via sailing vessel-alone and spoke no English.
Kept on Ellis Island 5 days. Then took a train to Denver, where she had a half-sister. She brought these copper pots and tea kettel with her from Sweden. Married at age 26 to Andrew Olson from Värmland, Sweden. They left Denver by train with 3 children in 1903 for Portland, Ore.
Art Olson born 1895
Edward Olson born 1897
Edith Olson born 1899 All 3 born in Denver.
William Olson born 1903 Portland
Esther Olson born 1905 Portland
Helma Tomasene Olson died Aug. 10th 1963 at age 93. This first name could be Hilma.
Note-I bought these --A copper tea kettle with a little lid over the spout from Cal's Books and Wares in Portland in 1977. They had been sold to him by someone in the family who had put the note in with them. There is also a rather large copper pot that I also got. It has a flat type lid with a long handle and has a large mend in the bottom which must have been done in the "Old County".
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created February 28, 2014
updated February 01, 2016