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Teapot

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Artifact no.
1995.1495.001
Model
CANADIAN NORTHERN
Manufacturer
Meriden
Manufactured Date
Circa 1898 - 1914
Context Function
PROVIDES A CONTAINER IN WHICH TO BREW TEA, & SERVE IT FROM.
Context Canada
EXAMPLE OF A TYPE OF TEAPOT USED IN RAILWAY DINING CAR SERVICES ACROSS CANADA/ THE CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY WAS THE 2ND TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY IN CANADA IT STARTED IN 1899 AND AMALGAMTED WITH CANADIAN NATIONAL IN 1956.
Description
NICKEL & SILVER
Number of Parts
1
Artifact Finish
SILVER COLOUR, WITH SOME BRASSY TONES TO IT, SOME DARKENED AREAS OF TARNISH/ SURFACE IS SOMEWHAT PITTED & SCRATCHED
Artifact Markings
STAMPED INTO UNDERSIDE OF BASE 'CANADIAN/ NORTHERN/ 1847/ MERIDEN/ NICKEL/ SILVER/ SILVER/ SOLDERED/ 02800/ SILVER SOLDERED/ 3/4/ 2'.
Artifact Decoration
AROUND MIDDLE OF BODY IS SLIGHTLY RAISED BAND WITH STYLIZED LEAF PATTERN DESIGN/ ON TOP OF HANDLE IS LEAF DESIGN/ HAS RAISED BANDS AROUND HANDLE - 1 NEAR EACH END
Artifact Missing
None.
Group 1
Railway Transportation
Category 1
Services
Subcategory 1
Passenger
Group 2
Domestic Technology
Category 2
Food processing
Subcategory 2
Food preparation
Group 3
Domestic Technology
Category 3
Food service
Material
metal->nickel;metal->silver
Length
19.0 cm
Width
9.5 cm