When you are beginning to collect items, you will figure out pretty fast that each area has its own terminology for parts of the item and even what each item is called. Here’s some of the parts and pieces of enamelware that you will run across:
Pie pan—this is a shallow dish that is made of either metal or glass. The pan has sloping sides in which the pies are baked.
Double Boiler—this is a saucepan that has a detachable upper compartment. The compartment is heated up by boiling water in the lower compartment.
Riveted handle—this is a handle that is held in place with Rivets (small pieces of metal that are crushed into position). The resulting rivet holds the metal together, and you will also see rivets on other parts of enamelware (like the main body of a coffee boiler or even a tea pot).
Bail handle—this is a handle that is typically made of metal. It also consists of an open loop that moves freely within two fixed mounts, points or even ears. This type of handle is also simply known as a “bail”.
This is only a small portion of what you will see. What parts and pieces of enamelware have you seen or heard of?