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Accession Number: 1973.72.0

Physical Description: Large cylindrical silver-plated insulated pitcher with a hinged lid and foliate handle. Cylindrical body with slightly concaved sides. Tiered decorative edges around base and rim. Top edge of rim is wide and flat with multiple channels. Shallow dome-shaped lid hinged to pitcher at back. Disk-shaped finial on top of lid. Deep-throated covered spout. Three tiered beads at bottom of spout. Ear-shaped handle decorated with molded foliate designs. White enameled insulted steel liner inside vessel.

History of Object: According to the donor, this pitcher was used by the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company.

Date: Between 1890 and 1920

Dimensions (in cm): 26.50 (H) 16.50 (W) 28.00 (D)

Marks/Inscriptions: [engraved on bottom] MERIDEN B. CO. / INTERNATIONAL S. CO. / S001176 / A.T.& S.F. RY.

Index Terms

Associations and Subjects

    Business / Organization: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
    Use, Place of: Railroad dining cars
    Origin, Place of: Meriden (Conn.)
    Use, Place of: Restaurants
    Theme/topic: Dinners and dining

Creators and Contributors

    International Silver Company

Status: Cataloged

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