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Dear Folks, I have a 3 gallon water cooler with the lid. The lid has a few chips on the inside but in good shape on the outside. The crock its self is in good shape with little to no spider cracks. a small manufacture flaw and the spout works. Is the 3 gallon produce in quantity or not ? What years where they made, and what is its value.
It is marked in an oval Red Wing Union Stoneware Co. thanks For your time Jesse
Jesse, you have the early hand turned Red Wing water cooler with the correct and hard to find button lid. The cooler itself has a value in the area of $500 to $600. The lid with just the chips underneath as the same value of $500 to $600. In total $1000 to $1200 for the complete cooler with lid and spigot. The 3 gallon coolers are common, but these hand turn coolers are somewhat harder to find. The hand turn water coolers were produced somewhere between 1918 to the early 1920′s.