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A truly RARE FIND! This is a pair of "Half Saucepans" from the 1940s or 1950s THAT APPEAR TO NEVER HAVE BEEN USED!
I've only seen one other saucepan like these and it had an affixed label that that read "Chip-Proof....Stainless...Enamel Ware....Made to Last a Lifetime...Easiest to Clean...Federal...Brooklyn, NY" but this set has no label and I could find no maker's marks.
The saucepans are a deep, rich, red. A couple of shades deeper than "fire engine red". (The camera makes the color appear brighter). The handles and the top rims are a deep russet brown. The sides of the interiors are white and the bottoms, both inside and outside are black. All of these surfaces are enamel.
The lids are stainless steel, beautifully tiered, with slits at the pouring spout to easily drain the saucepan. The finials appear to be Bakelite, in a russet brown to match the handles and rims of the pans.
These saucepans appear to be designed to use independently on the stove top, or placed together in a larger round Dutch Oven or roaster to use as a double boiler. Either way these pans would be superb for heating and draining vegetables or for simmering and then filtering sauces.
If any readers of this listing know more of these rare pans, or more about "Federal", please contact me. I would be grateful to know more about them.The overall length of the saucepans is 15 inches, including the handles. They are 3 3/4 inches deep. The saucepans, without the handles, are 8 inches in length and 4 7/8 inches wide at the spouts.
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