Carafe

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Object Name: 
Carafe
Accession Number: 
98.4.453
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 25.8 cm; Diam: 16.2 cm; L: 17 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
About 1952
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass, gold decoration; yellow metal plate, black plastic; mold-blown by machine, screen printed; spherical shape; slightly flared rim, machine finished; long cylindrical neck; metal band around neck, one set of four and one set of three horizontal parallel lines stamped into band around its circumference; handle attached to neck my metal band and screws, handle vertical oblong shape with angled bottom, "S/I/L/E/X" molded into left side; body of carafe spherical, three decorative gold colored bands around body, middle band wider than other two, "SILEX/N/LRG-12/T.M. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF." stamped within a circle onto upper half on body opposite handle; blue price sticker with "The/Salvation Army/.59" on it to right of Silex stamp; "PYREX®/BRAND/GLASSWARE/MADE IN U.S.A./FOR/THE SILEX CO." stamped within a circle on upper half of body below handle; flat circular base.
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Dept. of Archives and Record Management, Former Collection