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|Old Copper Kettle Found On The Treasure Coast|
|Here is an excerpt from a web site that provides some history and some good tips on identifying the age of copper kettles.|
Early kettles were made of thick sheet copper hammered out by hand. Before about 1850, most seams were folded over and hammered together; after this date, they were usually soldered.
Look at the riveting. Old rivets look their age, and you should be wary of sharp new work...
...Copper kettles were built to last, and one that was splitting at the seam wouldn't have been discarded, but would have been laid aside for the travelling tinker to repair...
Here is the link.
No change in beach conditions.