Also Called :
Slop Pots, Slop Jars, Waste Jars
Mid 19th Century
Price Range :
Diameter of the top & the pot’s rim is: 8 5/8″
Total height is: 7 1/8″
Height of bottom is: 4 1/2″
Diameter of the bottom’s base is: 6 1/8″
Knob is: 7/8″ tall
Loop handle is: 1 5/8″ wide x 2 1/2″ tall & 3/4″ thick
Total Weight: 4 lbs. 14 oz.
Top: 1 lb. 10 oz.
Bottom: 3 lbs. 4 oz.
James Galley, PA-1984
Description: This is possibly a unique Chamber Pot with its very unusual triangular knob. Chamber Pots were generally used as a urinal at night for those who did not want to make the trek to the outhouse.
There are 4 differences between this chamber pot and the mushroom knob chamber pot, other than the knobs: 1) this triangular knob pot is not as squat as the mushroom knob pot 2) the cover does not fit into an inset groove like the other does 3) it has bulging sides not tapered sides 4) it is of heavier construction (thickness) and weighs about a pound more than the mushroom knob pot.