Unused 3 pint Thompson Ritchie kettle.

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  1. igh371

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    Something of a lucky find, a Thompson Ritchie kettle which has never once been used since made; and that would be somewhere between 1900-1914! Pristine interior and cane handle cover which has barely been touched!

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    This is the larger, 3 pint, version of the 3 sizes that were originally available. That is the same size as @snwcmpr 's here. The other sizes that were available were the small 2 pint (e.g.), and the more common 2½ pint (e.g.).
     
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    You must have a nationwide network of people looking for these gems for you. Too many lucky finds!

    Well done Ian. A used one would be great, but an ‘unfired’ TR kettle....!
     
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    That is beautiful.
     
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    Leave something for the rest of us, please Ian.

    Very nice find.
     
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    Not saying that you are wrong ...
    But, where did you find that it is 1910-1914?
    Thanks,
    Ken in NC
     
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    Hi Ken,
    I have seen odd advertising from before both before and just after WW1 showing that same French made burner on sale in isolation. The wholesalers Falk Stadelmann in London described them as the deluxe option alongside other cheaper equivalents. I have not, however, seen any post-WW1 Thompson Ritchie advertising, but I do have a Thompson Ritchie 2½ pint kettle which has an old gift inscription on the side dating it precisely to Christmas 1907.
    Ian:thumbup:
     
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    Wow. That is cool. Thank you.
     
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    These kettles were just one of a couple of quite peculiar bits of diversification pushed by Alfred Thompson, one of the partners, during the early Edwardian years. Peculiar because Thompson, Ritchie & Co. was a well established firm of electrical engineers dating back to the 1880s. But Thompson also patented a silencer for Maxim guns in 1904! The electrical business finally folded in 1935.



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    My set is on prominent display in the kitchen. A very beautiful design.
     
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    I am jealous mine leaks like a sieve and all attempts at repair have been dismal failures!