Coffee Biggin


Three-part round-cornered rectangular drip coffee maker with lion mask handles. Consists of a smaller upper section with domed cover topped by a mushroom knop that holds a removable, perforated basket for the coffee grounds; a larger lower section with bail-handled spigot for holding and serving the coffee; and a piercework-decorated base containing a spirit burner holder with heater or slug. All three sections friction fit together. Folded seams. Front of spigot stamped incuse "PATENT"; no other marks.

Date Made: ca 1850 - 1875

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Spencer F. Baird

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.075341Catalog Number: 75341Accession Number: 14447

Object Name: coffee maker

Physical Description: iron (overall material)tin (overall material)metal, white (knop; lion masks material)brass (spigot material)wood (spigot handle material)iron, cast (heater material)Measurements: overall: 17 1/8 in x 8 in x 9 in; 43.4975 cm x 20.32 cm x 22.86 cm


Record Id: nmah_309625

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