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Miniature bean pot, ca. 1910

Miniature bean pot, ca. 1910

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This tiny little red clay bean pot was used in the Jameson & Wotton store to measure out a scoop of Boston Baked Bean candy for a penny. These candy coated peanuts looked like little baked beans and were a popular confection made by NECCO, the New England Confectionary Co. The letters "OK" are inscribed on the front of the pot.

Larger bean pots were a mainstay of Maine kitchens, and homemade baked beans were a Saturday night tradition in many homes.

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