Vintage terra cotta Gladding McBean chimney cap pot #22. 11 1/4 inches
across, 10 1/4 inches tall and weighs almost 14 1/2 pounds before packing.
Color is closest to third photo. Use it for original purpose or nice
architectural element in garden.(From their website):
Charles Gladding (1828–1894) was born in Buffalo, New York, served as a first
lieutenant in the Union Army during the Civil War, and later moved to Chicago,
where he engaged in the clay sewer pipe business. Coming to California in 1874
looking for new business opportunities, Charles read an article in a San
Francisco newspaper about a large clay deposit near the town of Lincoln,
California. Charles Gladding, along with Peter McGill McBean and George
Chambers, established Gladding-McBean in 1875. Its original product was clay
sewer pipe. By 1883, the company had grown to 75 employees, and it then evolved
into a major manufacturer of architectural terra-cotta including roof tiles,
chimney caps, ornamental garden elements, and terra cotta facades.