why this product

Proportion and balance are the keys to a great watering can, and Haws cans are designed to fill up, tilt down, and water without spilling. The wide, funneled opening is easy to fill, while keeping the water in the can when you carry it from the faucet to your thirsty plants. When you tip the  can down to water your indoor greenery, the curved neck and tapered spout will accurately deliver water to the soil base. A detachable solid brass rose (a small cap at the end of the spout with fine holes) allows you to diffuse the water into a fine, rain-like spray for seedlings and more delicate plants. This watering can is manufactured by Haws, a trusted name in garden products since its first patent for a watering can in 1886. The classic design and solid copper shine of this watering can will make you inclined to display it near your favorite blooms when the watering is done.

use & care

Made of solid copper with a brass rose, this watering can requires no special care. The metal will earn a unique patina over time. Brass and copper polishes may be used to restore the original sheen if desired. The rose should be washed occasionally so that the holes do not become clogged. If the rose does become clogged, wash it out with pressurized water from a tap or hose, or alternatively, blast through the brass holes with an air pump. If visible debris is not clogging the rose, green algae or limescale build-up could be causing the blockage. For algae, soak the rose in a white vinegar overnight. Rinse thoroughly after soaking. For limescale, soak the rose in a biodegradable descaler, such as those used for removing lime from coffee makers. Haws watering cans are expected to last 15 years with minimal upkeep, but have been known to last a lifetime if cared for properly. 

production & design

John Haws patented his first watering can in 1886, and the company he created continues to manufacture that same watering can a century later with almost no alteration to the original design. During his post as a civil servant for the British Colonial Services on the island of Mauritius, Haws began growing vanilla plants. He found existing watering cans cumbersome and inadequate, so vowed to develop a better tool once he retired back in England. His innovative design included a new shape for the canister, a higher carrying handle and a lowered spout position at the canister’s base. These changes made Haws’ watering can more suited to the task of gardening than any other can on the market at the time. Today, Haws garden tools are made in Smethwick, England, a little over one hundred miles away from John Haws’ original London manufacturing site.

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Haws Copper Watering Can

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Solid copper watering can with curved, tapered spout designed for accuracy in watering indoor plants. Comes with removable solid brass rose for a delicate spray. Hand-pieced with a polished finish. Made in England since 1885. (more info)

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    15 ¾ inches x  5 inches x
    6 ¼” inches 
    (40 cm x 12.7 cm x 16 cm)
    Holds 32 ounces (946 ml)


    Made in

  • Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000283850

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