Hello, The inside is probably lined with galvanized metal or zinc, what is your question?
My question is "what is the retail value for the tub
Does it have any maker stamped on the outside bottom?
None that I can see
If it does not have the lid retail would be $90 to $120 with the high being a boiler with very few dings. With a lid it could be worth between $175 and $200.
Auction values have been running $40 to $60 without a lid.
Would I be better advised to leave it in it's current condition or to polish up the brass?
Leave it in its original condition, people will assume it is a reproduction if they see it all cleaned up.
Thanks for your expert help !
Please remember to click accept so I get credit for the answer. Thanks again Tom