25 gallon crock with damage


I have a 25 gallon redwing crock with a 6 inch wing. It does have a couple hairlines and chips. One of the molded handles is broke off. However, under the handle it has “Patent Applied For” instead of a patent date. Can you give me info on this subject.


Your 25 gallon Red Wing crock is a nice looking piece.  However even with the “patent applied for”, the damage as seen by a collector is serious. 

The patent applied for was used just before the were able to secure the patent for the handles on their stoneware (early 1915).

Value on your piece would be $75 to maybe $100.  al