E. W. Rieck Bean Pot


I have a 'Boston Baked Beans' pot with 'E.W. Rieck Chi-12-Ill' embossed on the bottom. The round pot is solid dark brown glaze has 2 handles about an inch from the top rim.


I have been unsuccessful in finding anything more than the obituary for the E.W. Rieck and the history of the family business. Is there a resource to identify and value this pot? I will appreciate any insight anyone may have on this pot.

Thank you,

T. Braddy

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Jul 28, 2015
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E.W.Rieck Bean Pot NEW
by: Anonymous

Mine is the exact same. No lid, same writing on bowl bottom, in great shape. Doesn't anyone have some idea of its value?

Aug 19, 2013
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my grandfather and the bowel NEW
by: brigitte

My Grandfather work for this company for years and years in Chicago. Roy Miller, yes famous for the baked beans, there is a great image of their lunchtime fare:

http://chuckmanchicagonostalgia.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/chicago-restaurant-e-w-rieck-lunch-rooms-boston-baked-beans-matchbook-back.jpg

hey I would love to talk to the great great niece… I am researching my grandfather… hoping you can shed light

brigmonty@comcast.net

and if anyone would like to part with one of these bowels, I would love to purchase

Jan 26, 2013
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regarding EW Rieck's bean pots NEW
by: Anonymous

These bean pots belonged to a "lunchroom" chain my great great uncle owned, Emil W. Rieck. He had his first lunch stand at the Worlds Columbian Expo in 1892 held in Chicago Il. In 1896 he opened his first "beanery" being called such as they served boston baked beans and 2 types of soup. The customer were allowed to take home their beans in these pots and return them at future visits. Emil was born in 1869 and passes away in 1953
The value of these pots is probably mostly to the family itself.
Lynn Rieck Monfre


Jan 26, 2013
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regarding EW Rieck's bean pots NEW
by: Anonymous

These bean pots belonged to a "lunchroom" chain my great great uncle owned, Emil W. Rieck. He had his first lunch stand at the Worlds Columbian Expo in 1892 held in Chicago Il. In 1896 he opened his first "beanery" being called such as they served boston baked beans and 2 types of soup. The customer were allowed to take home their beans in these pots and return them at future visits. Emil was born in 1869 and passes away in 1953
The value of these pots is probably mostly to the family itself.
Lynn Rieck Monfre


Jan 08, 2013
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E.W. RIECK BEAN POT NEW
by: Sue

I have the exact same pot. Can't find a thing about it. Mine, too, is in excellent shape. If anyone finds out anything, please post findings. Thanks

May 18, 2012
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Lost Too NEW
by: Harold

I'm in the same position as you . Pot is about 1qt. No lid, no breaks or chips. Don't even have an idea of its age. Would not have any idea what to ask for it if I were to sell it.
Harold

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