Copper Pans

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A set of three vintage copper pans with a tin lining

Where and how is it used?

Used on a heat source to cook food and liquids.

What did you or someone else pay for it?

I paid £45.00 for the three pans and £8.50 for postage.

Why do you want to add it to the museum?

It is the most recent thing I have bought.

How was it made?

Is made in a factory

Is farmed

Is mass-produced

Is produced by local cottage industry

Is made to particular specifications

Is craft / hand-made

Is foraged

Is found

Is colonised

Is a service

Materials & Making

Who made or produced your commodity?

Unknown, but stamped 'Fabrication Francais'.

Who was paid to make it?

Factorary worker(?)

What skills does it take to make it?

Smelting, molding and polishing

Where was it made?


What does it cost to make it?


What is it made from?

1. Copper:

Body of the pan

2. Tin lining :

Internal lining of the copper.

3. Cast iron handle:

Cast iron handle.

Buying & Owning

Who decides how much it costs?

The seller.

Who or what assesses its quality?

The seller and equally the buyer.

Where is it sold?


Who or what sells it?

A women based in Tavistock.

How did this thing arrive from where it was made to where you got it?

It came in the post.

Where is it used?

At home.

Where is it kept?

Kitchen Cuboard.

How and by whom is it cared for?

Cared for by me.

How long will it last?

Hopefully forever if the correct care is taken

Where will it go when it's finished with?

Who says it will ever be finished with?

What is it worth?

The amount paid for, if not more in other measures of value.

How do you and others value this commodity?

See the values contributed by visitors and those of the donor. And add your own values to this commodity.

Total times valued4
Positive (↑)Style
Negative (↓)Local
Overall Positive180
Overall Negative-24
Controversy25 (0 = most controversial)

What do these numbers mean?

This data that we have collected over time in our database means nothing without interpretation. A relational database, which we are using here, is technology that enables designers of websites and software to compare, contrast, interrogate and infer relations within data. The act of designing a database is not objective but driven by the agency of its creators and owners.

Within the MoCC Collection data is used to help think through the relations between values, commodities and data. Can we describe our values using sliders and numbers? How do we infer meaning such as controversy from data?

Below is a brief explanation of the some calculations and how these help make decisions about what is shown on the site.

  • Controversy Score:
    (Total Positive Values) + (Total Negative Values)

    The closer the value is to zero the more controversial it is in relation to other commodities. Used to infer that values associated with one commodity divide opinion more than another.

  • Average Value Score (used in the sliders):
    (Total Positive for Value + Total Negative for Value) ÷ Total Times Valued

    Used to infer a collective value associated with a commodity.

How do you value this commodity?

To add your own values click VALUE THIS COMMODITY and move the sliders left and right to add your own values - then click SUBMIT
show donor's original values
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Questions and answers

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