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Steaming Kettle gets Storrowed

Dan Hausle reports the Steaming Kettle on the edge of City Hall Plaza is being taken down today to repair the damage caused when a truck hit it.

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That's why we can't have nice things in this town.

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[The kettle was] cast in 1873 for the Oriental Tea Company. The kettle, which originally hung in nearby Scollay Square...became famous when the Oriental Tea Company ran a contest in 1874, encouraging those so-inspired to guess the kettle’s capacity. Eight winners stepped forward to claim chests of premium tea when they correctly guessed that the kettle held 227 gallons, two quarts, one pint, and three gills.

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How does a truck get close enough to a building up on a sidewalk to hit that?

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It got a running start?

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There was a nice storrowing on Rte. 9 @ Rte. 27 in Natick this morning. A flatbed truck carrying a shipping container hit the bridge, knocking the container completely off of the truck and onto Rte. 9.

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A Steaming Slip Up?

A Teapot Tempest?

A Koffee Kerfuffle?

A Scollay Square Snafu?

Anyone else on how the alliteration station might cover this? Channel 7 - Making the bottom 40% of your high school class smile two days later when they understand the pun.

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Maybe it's time to upgrade the steaming kettle to a hissing Keurig machine.

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And every few minutes a stupid pod could poop out the bottom to litter the sidewalk.

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I recently junked my last Keurig machine. The ones I've had (three in all), only ran for a month or two after the one-year warranty expired, before the machine itself expired.

You pay good money (over $100!) for something like that, you should reasonably expect it to last a while.

Easier keeping the kettle going, vs. Starbucks installing a new Keurig machine every year. :)

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About 20 years.

I'd say RIP but it will probably be awhile before the caffeine buildup wears off and it can rest peacefully.

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I've heard that before but I'm fortunate as mine has got to be at least 4 years old. It is used often, daily.

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Does the Mayor object to calling it a tea "pot"?

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