Lot 213

Price Realized:  $633
U-981 "Elliott Pilgrim Hat", Light Cream Porcelain; Mint and desirable!
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Lot 213: U-981 "Elliott Pilgrim Hat"  Color: Light Cream Porcelain  Description: Mint! Nicknamed the "Elliott Pilgrim Hat." Some of these are white, but this one has a light cream tint to it. A patent was granted to Christopher W. Fenton on September 22, 1837 for manufacturing fire brick. This compound was used to produce "Flint Enamel Ware" and the Elliott insulators: U-979, U-980, U-981. A second Fenton patent covered the transparent glaze. Many publications of the time extolled the strength, the insulating properties, and the economy of the Elliott insulators. A variety of tests proved that they were difficult to break, and that moisture did not condense as it did on glass. This is a fine example of an Elliott, so it's a good time to acquire one! (#0164)
Estimate: $400 - $600  Open: $200
Price Realized:  $633

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