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This is a set of 5 different Nathaniel Waterman gem pans (3 of them clearly marked N. Waterman and one R & E mfg with the same patent date – Many do believe that Russell & Erwin Manufacturing made all of Nate Waterman’s gem pans, the 5th is unmarked but end gated, which would be very unusual for a recast and it is full sized) made between 1859-1860s. Waterman is credited with being the originator of the gem pan – decorative baking pans originally used to make small cookie type desert pastries called “gems”. They are pretty little things great for baking, chocolate or candy making, or even making soap. Plus they are so pretty they’ll be great wall hangers too. All are end gated as typical of Waterman pieces.
Markings are on the handles and on four of the five read “N. Waterman Boston, Patent April 5, 1859” The other reads “R & E Mfg Co. Patent April 5, 1859”.
Included are the following.
Pattern #2 – Biscuit gem pan with round cups (11 slots – each 3” 1/4 diameter)
Pattern #4 – The “Football” pan with large football shaped cups (8 of them – each 4” 1/4 x 2” 1/2)
Pattern #6 – rounded rectangular cup (12 slot – each roughly 2” 7/8 x 1” 7/8) gem pan. (This is the one marked R & E)
Pattern #7 – A larger rectangular rounded cup (8 slot – each roughly 3” 7/8 x 2” 5/8 ) gem pan
Pattern #8 – A smaller egg shaped cup (11 slot – each roughly 3” x 2” 1/4) gem pan
Cleaned via lye method, hand buffed and seasoned with 3 layers of non-GMO canola oil.
No cracks or chips. In great shape.
As always we are happy to take back pieces if you are not 100% satisfied. (Please see return policy)