There have really not been very many postings of Teakettle's on the blog. This is interesting since there are so many nice examples in collections. Here is an example with some nice green tone, and whittle. It was found in the famous "Teakettle hole" in Virginia City in 1972. There has been much speculation as to exactly how many Teakettle's were found in that hole, but can you just imagine what J.O. felt when he looked down and saw stacks of Teakettles? I have heard accounts of viewing many of them at the Reno show soon after being dug. Does anyone have a photo? I was 8 years old at the time, so missed that show. It would sure be a nice display at a show to showcase Teakettle's from dark chocolate to aqua!
Very nice teakettle,Thanks for showing it..robgarbReplyDelete
I remember being at the Reno show in 72 and seeing J.Os table with all the Tea Kettles he'd dug. He had them lined up like soldiers across the full length of the back of his table. I believe there was a total of 43 dug from that hole, the claim in the Thomas book is greatly exaggerated.ReplyDelete
It's been my experience that these bottles often come in numbers when found but nothing like that hole since. It's a little odd that for as popular as this brand was its distribution range was extremely narrow and primarily catered to miners. I'm always looking for nice Tea Kettles if any come available.
ummmmm, WOW. You'd be blind if you call that anything but GREEN! Congrats M.E. How many TKs with this shade (or more) of green known ? 10 ?ReplyDelete
Nice Tea Kettle M.E. !!ReplyDelete
You must've found you a "new best friend" somewhere in Nevada !
Aside from "rarity," you'd be hard-pressed to find a nicer whiskey. But when you factor in the fact that a bottle like this exudes the 3 C's (Color, Crudeness, Condition) + Strike, it actually becomes a RARE example, right? Kind of like real estate with the 3 L's (Location, Location, Location). It may be just a small pioneer looking house with an outhouse out back, but if it sits atop a picturesque bluff over-looking the Pacific Ocean, would you really need anything more?ReplyDelete
I remember that "event", too. G.P. has nailed it. You sure can't just go out to "any town" and find a Teakettle. Their narrow distribution tells the story of who consumed the product and where those bottles were primarily shipped. Few CA cities and camps have produced any number of Teakettles, other that mining centers and a small area of the "Redwood Empire".ReplyDelete
M.E.'s example is one of the "PREMIUM" specimens and sure proof that color is KING! Thanks for sharing it.
I know of 2 that were dug in portland in the 1980's. that is it for oregon and washington.ReplyDelete
Second best green TEAKETTLE that I have seen, just behind Richards really dark one! I dug a broken gloppy TEAKETTLE in Pomona many years ago, best I could do down here in So. Cal.ReplyDelete