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Marked "Stimpson's Patent Double Wall Pitcher April 17,1854 No.__ Made by Rogers, Smith & Co. New Haven, Connecticut-Lyman's Patent June 8,1854-40-Patd March 3rd,1868-Patd. June 13,1868-Patd. Nov. 3rd, 1868". Front is engraved "Compliments of the Boys to Louie". Double lined pitcher with white porcelain insert. Measures a large 13 inches tall and 7-1/4 inches in diameter. Very good condition with one exception. There is an old repair on the lid near the hinge. It looks as though an amateur attempted the repair. It could usesome sanding and soldering to bring it back to snuff. Has an interesting bear finial. I found the following information at Kovel's:
Q: My husband inherited this Reed & Barton pitcher from his parents. Can you tell us anything about it? There's a medallion on the bottom that says the following: "Stimpson's Patent 5260, April 17, 1854, made by Reed and Barton, Taunton, Mass. 14429 Double Wall Pitcher." We searched website after website to find nothing.
A: James Stimpson (born 1780) was listed as an inventor of machinery in Baltimore in 1850. The April 1854 patent was for an improvement in a pitcher for holding hot or cold liquids. The pitcher had double walls and a double bottom with a space in between the two layers. The hinged lid was attached to the handle with a chain. Stimpson died before the patent was issued, so it was granted to his son and executor, James H. Stimpson. When the patent was reissued on June 9, 1868, it was listed as a patent for an "ice-pitcher." The application included the results of an experiment comparing a Britannia silver pitcher and a stone china pitcher, each filled with ice water, which proved that the double-wall Britannia pitcher kept the water cooler for several hours longer. Ice-water pitchers were popular in the late 1800s, before refrigeration was available. They were made with either a metal or stoneware liner. A Reed & Barton silver-plated ice-water pitcher sold at sale for $430 last year.
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On Jun-17-13 at 20:52:46 PDT, seller added the following information: