Thermos Jug, 1930s

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    This elegant jug is marked "Thermos (1925) Limited – London", but patents for the vacuum system design were registered in 1930. 1925 is possibly the year the American Thermos Bottle company was established in UK. It was molded from Plaskon (urea formaldehyde) plastic, with metallic handle. Thermos produced a number of amazing designs.
    It is 24,5cm high.

    juliensart made me a nice Happy New Year card with a dark mottled bakelite one, to die for!

    juliensart, babyfella2007, cuspids, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. mesmerical 52 months ago | reply

      Oh, my favorite color! And what a beautiful form.

    2. juliensart 52 months ago | reply

      Very nice flask and well photographed.
      Exists also in Bakelite with dark colors.

    3. scleroplex 52 months ago | reply

      the handle is a let down....

    4. galessa's plastics 52 months ago | reply

      Hello Julia! Isn't it a beauty?

      This is also my favorite Thermos color, although I would love to have a mottled brown Bakelite one, Julien.

      Why, Doc? =( It looks perfect to me.

    5. srk1941 52 months ago | reply

      That 1930s green is my favorite color too!

    6. scleroplex 52 months ago | reply

      the angle seems a bit sharp......

    7. midcenturydesign 52 months ago | reply

      Hey, congratulations! This is a beauty. The chrome plated handle just shines! What is the cork like? I haven't seen one that isn't dried out.

      Galessa, I haven't forgotten. The brown one is on my shelf with your name on it. The Sinclair too. I just cant find the beehive at the moment.

    8. galessa's plastics 52 months ago | reply

      Isn't it? Green was always my favorite, then I saw it on ebay and could not let it pass.
      The cork is brand new, like the whole thing, except for the rubber ring on the neck that melted and now keeps the glass stuck, so I cannot dismantle it.

      I am still waiting for our trade!!!

    9. Sedanman [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

      The shape is timeless, and makes me think off a lighthouse. And the color - too bad there's not a code for it....

    10. Admiral58 50 months ago | reply

      This is great. I had no idea it was so old.

    11. karibombari 47 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Vintage Flask Loving Society, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. zodiac1953 16 months ago | reply

      These flasks are gorgeous! I'm fortunate to have one of the mottled dark brown bakelite versions! Which I treasure! I also have other vintage flasks, in metal, various plastics including acrylics and even ceramics, all of which I'm considering selling. I'm in Swindon, Wiltshire, UK and can be contacted through my email terrybassett1@hotmail.com for anyone who may be interested. I just don't have the room for them any more :-(.

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