Old sausage making piece of equipment. Good for planter or Halloween. It has a slit in the bottom of kettle. I do not think it was from rust.
I think it was attached there to another piece of equipment. The item "Antique Vintage Cast Iron Sausage Cauldron Kettle" is in sale since Saturday, May 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Cookware\Cast Iron". The seller is "lucys-dwnsizn" and is located in Glenbeulah, Wisconsin.
This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.