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This Could Be Hot

 

This Could Be Hot

 

 Have you seen one of these?

 

Antique Firepot

 

Working with very special older homes, I get to see some wonderful items.

The one above could be hot.

 

This covered pot is not very big and hangs on the fireplace.

When in use, the pot contains kerosene and the ceramic ball with

wand is submersed in the liquid.

One just needs to light the  ceramic base and it makes starting a fire so easy.

Have you seen one of these in use?

 

Below is a photo of the living room and dining room at

37 Sherwood Road.

 

Take a look at the bottom right of the photo and to the left of the fireplace.

Can you see the fire-pot hanging next to the fireplace opening?

 

 

37 Sherwood Rd LivingRoom Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

 

Take a look at the bottom right of the photo above and to the left of the fireplace.

Can you see the fire-pot hanging next to the fireplace opening?

 

 

This Could Be Hot

 

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Comment balloon 19 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • February 09 2016 04:27PM

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Good evening Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

How cool is this! No I have not seen this and probably wouldn't but if I do I'll know what it is!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) about 4 years ago

Very cool feature.  I have read about this in novels, but didn't know anyone who has preserved it.

What a wonderful home! 

Posted by Joan Dickie, Keller Williams Premier Realty (Keller Williams Premier Realty) about 4 years ago

Wow!  No, I have not seen one of those.  I've been on gas fireplaces for a long time now.

Posted by Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA, Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties (https://HugginsHomes.com) about 4 years ago

I don't ever recall seeing a fire pot in a home!  But, this is California!  I will say this, that's a gorgeous home that fire pot is hanging in!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 4 years ago

Nope, can't say I recall seeing one of these, even back in New England where everything seemed like it was over 100 years old!

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) about 4 years ago

Margaret- I've never seen one and had no idea they existed . What a beautiful room!!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 4 years ago

Margaret,  I have not seen one of those.  Very interesting indeed. Yes, it could be hot!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 4 years ago

Margaret, the house looks at least as hot as the pot does! 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (Redfin) about 4 years ago

Margaret, no I've never seen a pot such as that, very hot! ( I couldn't very well said , very cool!)

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) about 4 years ago

I have never seen one of those fire-starters, but what a great idea.

I love the bottom picture of the home - what a beautiful place!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) about 4 years ago

I was not familiar with these fire starter pots. Thanks for the lesson.

Have an outstanding February.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 4 years ago

I haven't seen one of them but if I see one I will know what it is thanks for sharing. I hope you  have a great afternoon.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) about 4 years ago

Never saw one of these before, but I bet I am not alone there.  Thanks for sharing it.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 4 years ago

I'm glad you knew what it was, so you could clue the rest of us in!   Apparently you're the only one who could identify the fire pot.

Posted by Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker (Raleigh Cary Realty) about 4 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland This is a beautiful home full of all antiques I love.  I have never seen a fire pot before.  Thanks for enlightening me.

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) about 4 years ago

How interesting. I've never seen one of these!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) about 4 years ago

Hi Margaret - I have actually seen one of these.  That is a nice period home.  I love seeing these items at estate sales.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 4 years ago

Grant Schneider So far you are the only one, other than me, who has seen this fire starter. Joan Dickie  has read about them.

Would certainly not pass any kind of safety codes today.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 4 years ago

Today I was showing this house to a family with five beautiful children. I had everyone guess, including the agent and parents. Not one knew what it was. It was fun listening to all the kids, big and little, try to figure it out.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 4 years ago

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