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A Meriden Britannia Ice pitcher (Model #25) Circa 1867

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    Found in the 1867 Meriden Britannia Company catalogue. It was priced (in 1867) at $17.00. It is model number 25...


    1. keramikos keramikos, 1 month ago
      Thom6480, Cool.

    2. keramikos keramikos, 1 month ago
      Apparently, they even made triple-wall:


      With the maker's mark of Meriden Britannia, one of the largest silver-plate manufacturers in England, this 19th century pitcher is an ice water pitcher, designed by James Stimpson with a triple wall, patented by his son posthumously, for insulating the jug and keeping water cold, a luxury at the time. While the technology was not quite effective, it paved the way for the modern thermos.

    3. keramikos keramikos, 1 month ago
      Hmmm, I suspect the description "triple-wall" was an error, because one of the pictures shows "double-wall."
    4. Thom6480 Thom6480, 1 month ago
      Thanks for your insights! I had not seen any reference to triple wall construction, but would not have been surprised if it had been tried. Most 'double-wall' construction boasts a silver plated interior. Later on, we see metal surfaces with a porcelain finish. In both cases, the interior was not removable. Reed & Barton produced a removable ceramic liner that's really neat! Silver repair specialists have not figured out a method to repair the dents on a double walled pitcher. The problem being that they can't get to the dented surface without destroying the unremovable liner. With the R&B removable ceramic liner, an amateur can whack out the dents with no problem!!
    5. keramikos keramikos, 1 month ago
      Thom6480, You are up on this stuff. Thanks for the additional information. :-)

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