Vintage enamelware chamber pot with the original Duroware label. Also known as Beco Ware, this pot was manufactured by the Bellaire Enamel Co in Bellaire, Ohio.
Bellaire was one of the greatest enamel centers of the early 1900's. According to a Bellaire, Ohio informational website, "The Bellaire Enamel Co., at 18th and Union Streets, was established by the Kapner family in 1896 as jobbers of Enamel Ware. They entered the manufacturing field in 1906. They were makers of the well known "BECO" Enameled Kitchen Ware"
the enamel industry was "started there by Tom Strong, who worked in the glass plants, then became a leader in the enamel industry. He developed an important patented process which made Bellaire one of the greatest enamel centers of the early 1900's."
This is a great piece with a 1" spot of wear on the rim and a smaller one on the underside of the rim (see photos), not unusual for its age. Measures 7 1/2" across x 4 1/2" high