Early 1900’s Mercury Glass and Chrome Vacuum Carafe. Patented June 1, 1909 by Vacuum Speciality Company in Meriden, Connecticut under the Trade Name of “HOTAKOLD”.
This wonderful antique carafe was used in hotels and restaurants to keep hot or cold beverages at proper temperature for long periods of time.
The Carafe is in very good condition with no chips or cracks. It has some scratches as a result of age and normal use. There is some rust on one side as seen in the photos.
This wonderful Art Deco piece would make a great addition to a bar! This is a unique piece and the first one that I have had the opportunity to have in my collection.
Meriden, Connecticut was once the site of the nationally recognized Manning, Bowman & Co., which made a variety of high-quality home appliances, including bread mixers, percolators and toasters. The Company started operations in 1832. Over the next 70 years, it grew four times in size and was a leader in the field of small home appliances.
The company’s products evolved over time. The company’s vacuum water jug product, made by Manning, Bowman’s division called Vacuum Speciality Co., was used across the world. In 1940, the company displayed six sets to be used by the President in the White House, as well as other executives of the United States government. During the Great Depression, Manning, Bowman was bought by the Bersted Manufacturing Co. of Ohio.
The Carafe measures 12 1/2” Tall x 5” Wide. It weighs 28.04 oz or 795 grams.
5ʺW × 5ʺD × 12.5ʺH
Manning Bowman & Co.
Early 20th Century
Place of Origin
Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, Some Imperfections
There are some scratches as a result of age and normal use. There are some signs of rust on one …moreThere are some scratches as a result of age and normal use. There are some signs of rust on one side as seen in the photos. less