Cowboy Coffee Pots Feb 15, 2014 5:37:49 GMT -5 sharpdog likes this Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostBack to Top Post by Yankee on Feb 15, 2014 5:37:49 GMT -5 I was out and about today and hit a few of my favorite thrift shops. I came across a few Cowboy Coffee Pots that ranged anywhere from $8.-$12. The handle is stationary on the CCP. Some had a small handle on the bottom, some in the middle, one had a hinged lid, all had 3-position locking bails. It was interesting to see these vintage pots. I was stoked because I thought I'd grab the 12 dollar CCP and have a nice vintage pot, but the inside had rust in it. They all did. IMO, that makes them art and not cookery anymore. In doing a little research, I found out that they were made like this for a reason. They could be configured with the right accessories to be poured out directly from the iron rigs they were attached to that were in a hinged position. You basically didn't have to remove the pot from the fire. You could just put your cup in front of it and pour right in. They are called "Kettle Tippers". I woudln't personally get one, but I could see how a set-up like this would be efficient for a large scale campout with several users relying on one pot for their joe.