12 in HIGH
(30.48 cm HIGH)
Museum Purchase

On display - Rancho Platform

Kettle. Description: copper, with iron handle. From the History Information Station: Object: Copper pot imported to California from Mexico in the 19th century. History: Copper is a soft, malleable, metal which is easy to shape by hammering. The repeated hammering also hardens the metal. Copper conducts heat well and is light, so it is well suited for use in cooking vessels. However, as hot cooking surfaces made of copper poison the food they come into contact with, copper cooking pots must be lined with tin. Museum Purchase
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