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A miniature success

Red Wing Collectors Society unveiled the 2014 commemorative — a success filter — Thursday morning. (Republican Eagle photos by John R. Russett) 1 / 2
Most collectors society members received the standard version, but by luck of the draw some received a filter with different glaze. 2 / 2

Red Wing Collectors Society unveiled the 2014 commemorative — a success filter — Thursday morning. Red Wing Stoneware Co. manufactured close to 3,000 miniature filters for this year’s convention.

Full-size original water purifiers or filters were manufactured here starting in the late 1800s. Poured into the upper crock and covered, water seeped through a porous bottom into a cooler below.

To go with the commemorative, Red Wing Stoneware made an accessory piece — a stoneware riser.

The last time the commemorative piece was made in Red Wing was 2007.

Distribution of the commemorative runs through the weekend.

John R. Russett

John Russett is a regional reporter for RiverTown Multimedia, covering a variety of issues facing RiverTown communities. Previously, he worked at the Red Wing Republican Eagle, where he reported on education as well as crime and courts. 

You can follow him on Twitter at @JohnRyanRussett

 

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