Beldray Toddy Kettle c 1900 by Bradley & Co.
Tonight we are delighted to offer a brass Toddy kettle with a dark amber glass handle above an ovoid body and sitting on four ball feet. Made by Bradley and Co of Bilston, Wolverhampton in about 1900 to 1910 and sold under the trade name Beldray. Toddy kettles were designed for the addition of a spirit (ideally whisky) to hot water as a homeopathic remedy for coughs and colds, and they are reputed to have sold well in Scotland. This is a nice clean example, built to hold 2 pints (just under 1200mls) according to the stamp on the bottom. Beldray is an anagram of Bradley and a later backstamp shows a bell on the back of a dray (truck or lorry). The kettle stands 8” (203mm) to the top of the handle and a maximum diameter of 6 ¼” (159mm), lid is a tight fit and the interior shows tinning to the surface. The lid is a nice tight fit and although obviously pre-owned there is no sign of significant damage. NB: The dark spot seen in the photographs of the kettle body is a reflection of the camera and not damage to the surface.
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