Saturday, September 09, 2006

Bean Pot on eBay

I found this rusted Dutch oven on eBay this morning. After a few bids, I left the auction at $17.75. The pot is being sold without a lid.

The Dutch oven is the same size as the pot that I found in Placerville last July. It appears to be the same pot as the current Lodge 10DO2A. It can also be purchased in the Lodge Logic line of pre-seasoned cast iron cookware (model L10DO3). Lodge lists these oven for $59.95 and $67.95, respectively.

Here's what the seller has to say about the pot:
Found in the back of an old chuckwagon on the Pico Ranch near Blanco, Texas is this cast iron bean pot. The old chuckwagon had completely rotted away, and this old bean pot shows a lot of age and rust. It is an original vintage cowboy collectible. I do not know the age of this pot, it is very heavy cast iron and measures 12 inches in diameter and 4 inches deep.
I couldn't find replacement lids on the Lodge website or catalog. But I've purchased replacement lids at Placerville Hardware in the past. Look around or contact Lodge. You'll find one.

The pot holds seven quarts to the brim. Working capacity is about five quarts, or about 40 (1/2-cup) servings.

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