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Catalog #: 1987.0044.06, Accession #: 1987.0044
Currently on display
From the Smithsonian Collection
Chrome carafe with top. "PULLMAN" is incised on the side. Instructions for use are engraved on the bottom of the carafe. Use for hot or cold liquids. Called the Stanley Super Vac. Made by Landers, Frary, & Clark, Stanley Insulating Division, New Britain, Conn. U.S.A. Patents No. 1071817 & 1691912. Carafe is slighly dented, a large dent on one side, some scratches on surface and rust spots on base.
Physical Description
10 3/4" H x 2 3/4" D
Date Made:
about 1935
manufactured in New Britain, Conn.

Pullman porters kept such carafes full of cold water, one carafe placed in a small rack at each sleeping berth, and one or more carafes in passenger compartments. If a passenger requested coffee from the dining car, a porter would often bring it in such a carafe.

See other Pullman and Pullman Porter-related objects and photos in this database.

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