Extremely heavy old cast iron mortar and pestle? Don't know. Mystery

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by ulilwitch, May 19, 2019.

  1. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    Found in basement. This thing is extremely heavy. It is about 6 1/2 X 7 inches. I really don't know what it is or what it was used for. Seems too heavy for mortar & pestle. It would have an extremely odd pestle. Has anyone ever seen anything like this before? cast iron 1.png cast iron 2.png cast iron 3.png cast iron 4.png cast iron 5.png
     
  2. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

    Fire Starter Pot.
     
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  3. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    Wow, thank you.
     
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  4. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    They were re made and used in the 1950s for the Early American look.
    My mom had one.
     
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