Dispenser or serving urn

Dispenser or serving urn
Dispenser or serving urn
Title
Dispenser or serving urn
Date 
1888-1900
Medium 
Wood, metal, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 34 x 11 1/2 in. ( 86.4 x 29.2 cm )
Description 
Wooden serving urn in the form of a round bottle (specifically for Moxie nerve beverage), with double doors at top back (hinged, with knobs) and spigot at bottom; with label at center and painted inscription at top and bottom; top (with metal lining) lifts off, has metal bottle cap; painted to indicate contents (brown) and color of bottle (green).
Object Number 
2628
Marks 
stamped: on bottom of urn: "UNITED INDURATED FIBRE CO."; "LOCKPORT.N.Y.U.S.A."; "PATENTED FEB. 6. 1888./[illeg.] 30. 1888./[FEB.] 12. 1884./JUNE 2. 1886/MAY 25. 1886/AND OTHERS." painted: on body of urn: "ICE COLD/MOXIE" painted: on urn under double doors: "-PATENTED-" stencilled: (or printed) on center of urn: "More Palatable if Served Ice Cold. Keep in a Cool Place./Moxie Nerve Food./TRADE MARK REGISTERED. [continues for two paragraphs]/MOXIE NERVE FOOD CO. of New England,/SOLE PROPRIETORS AND MANUFACTURERS./BOSTON, MASS. BRANCH, N.Y. CITY."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group