Aluminum cooking pot with lid

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creationearly 20th century
GenreDaily Life & Household
Object ID2011.007.002 a-b
CreatorSigg
Place of CreationSwitzerland
DescriptionA: Aluminium cooking pot. Handles on each side. Manufacturer details engraved on front. Dented on overall surface. 

B: Pot lid with handle on top 
Materials/Techniquesaluminum
Measurementsa: 12.5 x 22 cm; 14.5 cm diameter; b: 15.5 cm diameter
InscriptionsPot front: Alum Pur / Swiss Made / SIGG Extra 14 / Fabriqué en Suisse
Base of each handle: SoCo
Lid top: Alum Pur / Swiss Made / SIGG Prima 14 / Fabriqué en Suisse
ProvenanceGenerously loaned to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre by Debby Freiman. 

The pots were brought to North America from Europe by the donor's family, who left Vienna in 1939 to escape Nazi persecution.
Classificationcookware, pots (containers), pot-lids
Legal Statusextended loan
Credit LineCourtesy of Debby Freiman
NoteThe donor remembers her grandmother making sweetened carrots in one of the smaller pots, as well as Friday night soup in the pots.