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"Uplift" Tea Kettle

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MANUFACTURER Oxo International
MEDIUM Stainless steel, Santoprene, chrome plated zinc-die-cast, nylon
  • Place Manufactured: Thailand
  • DATES designed 1998
    DIMENSIONS 8 1/4 x 9 9/16 x 8 in. (21 x 24.3 x 20.3 cm)
    MARKINGS Stamped on bottom: "OXO [within an oval] / GOOD GRIPS / UPLIFT / PAT. 6006959 / 2.0 QT / 1.9 L / 18/8 STAINLESS STEEL" Inset in grip, red plastic oval containing: "OXO"
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.96.1
    CREDIT LINE Gift of OXO International
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Reflective stainless steel tea kettle with black plastic lid. Kettle a half sphere with flat base; stainless steel spout to one side, to other side circular opening for lid. Domed lid has concave center with arching ribbon handle over it. Visible portions of lid are black matte plastic, non-visible section that fits in kettle is stainless steel. Kettle handle attaches to kettle between spout and lid, arching over body. Lower portion of handle is metal and forms the outline of a tear drop and is joined to allow handle to pivot. Attached to metal section of handle closest to spout is black plastic slightly domed spout cover with three holes at center. Spout cover is hinged so that it flips up when handle is pivoted upwards. The metal section of the handle narrows to tubular soft black plastic covered hand-grip section. Original packaging and instructional pamphlet retained. Condition: Unused.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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