Vintage enamelware toy teapot, 60-second test:
- Lead (Pb): 620,400 +/- 116,000 ppm
- Barium (Ba): 1,759 +/- 734 ppm
- Chromium (Cr): 1,095 +/- 258 ppm
- Antimony (Sb): 4,406 +/- 979 ppm
- Bromine (Br): 888 +/- 210 ppm
- Tin (Sn): 1,303 +/- 369 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 13,600 +/- 2,200 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 3,762 +/- 999 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 369 +/- 175 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 496 +/- 245 ppm
This piece is discussed in detail in the video linked here.
I will update this post shortly but just wanted to start by making sure the XRF readings were up online. Readings are science-based, replicable, and accurate. Each component of each piece reported on (here on this blog) has been tested multiple times to confirm the readings; one full set of readings (per component) is reported here on the blog.
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Victoria Sears says
Can you tell me anything else about this piece? I found one of these at a flea market and bout it. When it was made, company, where I could get the lid, (mine didn’t have one)?
I don’t know anything about it… sorry! It was from a client in Chicago.
Thank you Tamara for all your research and sharing. I have health issues from a toxic level of stored lead and Mercury. In addition l am extremely sensitive to nickel, which causes neurological pain. I am sure l should change out my kitchen (pots, pans, dishes, maybe glassware). However l am not wanting to invest in lead free cookware only to discover it is not nickel free. Does any of your testing ever include nickel? Thank you.
Most of my testing includes Nickel test results too. Unfortunately many products sold as “nickel free” are just low nickel. I like this one (low nickel) but Ikea has some truly Nickel free options: https://tamararubin.com/2018/12/this-is-my-new-favorite-pan-and-thats-before-i-have-even-used-it-yet-lol/