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Sirram "Redcap" No. 1

Discussion in 'Marris Ltd - (Sirram)' started by David Shouksmith, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. David Shouksmith

    David Shouksmith United Kingdom Subscriber

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    The original design for this type of stove was protected by Patents Nos. 125923 and 152239 which George S. Marris (hence 'Sirram') applied for in January and December 1919, both being subsequently accepted. Having said that, I think there can be little doubt that the 'Redcap' versions were decades later...

    There were four versions available:-

    No. 1 - 1/4 pint, which sold for 2/- (10p)
    No. 2 - 1/2 pint, which sold for 3/- (15p)
    No. 3 - 1 pint, which sold for 4/- (20p)
    No. 4 - 1 1/2 pints, which sold for 5/- (25p)

    These prices suggest to me an approximate date of around 1955, but I could be wrong.

    I have the No. 1...
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    (the pricker is just to give some idea of scale)

    1218566188-Sirram_Redcap_1.jpg
    1218566200-Sirram_Redcap_2.jpg
    ...which is a piddling little thing you might just be able to boil an egg in.
     
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    I've just picked one of these up. Hope to add some photos soon.

    What purpose boiling only 1/4 pint though?!
     
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    I've got one as well. No idea why. Never used it. Never wanted to make 1/2 a mug of tea. Looks pretty though!

    Terry
     
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    They do look like toys don't they! Cute though, as you say.

    What good is 1/4 pint of boiling water? To make a strong herbal infusion? A strong coffee? Anyone old enough to remember people using them?!
     
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