Today I am going to join Kelli in Show and Tell Friday. I have found reading and viewing other show and tell items very interesting.
This is an item that we have had in our home for some time. It is a tiny teapot made from a penny. The story that we have heard about it's beginnings have been passed on to us so I am not absolutely certain of the validity in it.
My husband's grandfather was a Swedish immigrant arriving at Ellis Island. After all of the health inspections, he managed to make his way to Stillwater, Minnesota. He eventually secured a job at the state prison located along the banks of the St. Croix river. Apparently the inmates were quite creative and this is a product of someone's talents. I had always heard that they made license plates but this metal work is really quite spectacular.
As you can see, the lid is removable and the handle swings both ways.
The imprint on the bottom of it tells us that it is constructed from an old penny. The "one" and "cent" are faintly visible.
I hope that you enjoy the pictures of our tiny teapot. I am sure that it would probably not hold enough tea for something larger than an ant but it is a treasure to us.