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Posted 5 years ago


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I picked this item up at an auction/estate sale, I have absolutely no clue what it is, I bought it because I thought it looked neat. They're aren't any identifying marks or serial numbers on it anywhere. The dimensions are: 8 1/4" wide, 8 1/4" long, 6 1/2" tall (not counting the legs which are 2"). Any help as to identifying this item, its origin, or value is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    It's hard to tell from these pictures, could you post some more, also what are the dimensions?
  2. AbelsPickin2 AbelsPickin2, 5 years ago
    ive posted two more pics, hope they are helpful, also added the dimensions into the description above. thanks.
  3. mbillings, 5 years ago
    Foot warmer? Coals in and feet up? Hang the socks? I have seen earlier examples that have a similar look.
  4. AbelsPickin2 AbelsPickin2, 5 years ago
    actually i did a little more research and i found a pic on yahoo that looked exactly the same, it is a cast iron brazier which is the equivalent of a japanese hibachi.
  5. mbillings, 5 years ago
    nice work. it is clearly clean and right.
  6. Phtm Wolf, 5 years ago
    Well, I guess none of you all have ever been on bivwack back in the day, but after you cook your food, it has to be kept hot/warm for the troops, heathence the tabs at at all four corners to balance a large pot of grub, fill with hot coals, leave the iron top off for more heat to cook with or put it on to reduce have a great day, what a wonderful POT WARMER.....
  7. AbelsPickin2 AbelsPickin2, 5 years ago
    thanks for all of the help guys, im only 15 and just starting out at all of this so I really do appreciate it.

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