Prototype Serving Bottle (Patented 1878)

For offer: the original prototype of this unique serving vessel Patent No. 207,502. A very rare, one of a kind piece of Gilded Age history.

To fully appreciate this patented invention you have to think back to the 1870s, a time MARK TWAIN coined as the Gilded Age – a time of progress, a time Americans were introduced to electricity as a source of light and power, and a time when ice was an expensive commodity.

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