Similar to a double boiler, this set of pots was used to heat hide glue, an adhesive made by boiling animal connective tissue. The larger pot is marked "Marietta, PA" on its exterior. Both pots have curved wire handles.
This branding iron is a long metal rod with a curve-shaped symbol attached at one end with two prongs.
Branding irons were heated until red-hot, and then pressed against the hide of livestock to leave an identifying scar or mark.