Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this most unusual 2 Gallon Crock made and stamped "Patented April 27 1875, Geddes, N.Y."
This is the work of Charles E. Hubbell and Dennison Cheseboro who potted in Geddes from 1867-1887 (William Ketchum,Jr., American Stoneware, pg.70).
This beauty features a 2 Gallon Crock with Four Extensions Along the Outside of the Rim for Four Metal Hooks on the Wooden Lid to Capture and Hold the Lid on Tight so the Crock can be Carried with a Bail Handle. A simple turn in the opposite direction releases the lid! The lid is original. Altogether, the crock is 9" tall and 13" wide.
I have never seen one of these, let alone with the original lId!
Excellent Condition. Two 1/4" chips inside the rim, three small chips on the overhanging catches (1/4" to 3/8"), a half dozen 1/4" chips and two larger chips around the bottom of the overhanging rim (1/2", 1 1/2"), and small chips around the base. No hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. The lid has new brass replacement screws holding the two wooden cross supports on.
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