With the kind of weather we've been having all over the country, choosing the right tea kettle is imperative.
But no fears, geologist Thomas Webster (with the help of the deceased Mrs. Parkes) has quite a few helpful suggestions, including "That a teapot should pour well."
Thomas Webster, An Encyclopedia of Domestic Economy, 1845, A display of several types
of tea kettles along with advice in choosing one.
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