For your consideration is a antique Cast Iron Glue Pot that was designed by Thomas C Howes & patented between 1872-1875. The first patent was in 1872 & the second & revised patent was in 1875. This glue pot is from around the era of 1875. The only maker's mark is on the top of the lid and is some fancy letters, which are very hard to read. (Please check out pictures 8 & 9.) You will notice how the glue pot comes apart for use. All parts are present and accounted for! It has a thin metal handle that can be moved forward for access to the top of the glue pot. Approx.: 3 1/2"T (Top of hinge on one side of lid) X 3 3/4"L (Handle Knob to Handle Knob) X 3 1/4"Rd.
CONDITION: There is some rust areas, but mostly on the inside & on the bottom. There is, what looks like a crack on the bottom, however, it is just a slightly raised line that had been done during manufacturing where the iron molded in a slightly raised line across the bottom. All flaws mentioned are minor & only mentioned for accuracy! Otherwise, in very good & working antique condition.