Object : Thermal Tankard
Country : USA
Culture : USA
This thermal tankard is a modern style blended with historic design. A cross between a tankard and a thermos, with the ability to handle both hot and cold beverages. B.L.A.S.T. Museum Investigators have determined that this one may have also been used as a coffee pot.
This object is still under research and will be updated soon.
Tankards are cylindrical shaped drinking cups with a single handle and may be made of silver, pewter, glass, wood, ceramic, or leather. Hinged lids and glass bottoms are common tankard characteristics.
Steins are very similar to tankards in shape and use. During the Age of The Black Plague, to prevent diseased flees from getting into beer while drinking, lids were added to steins.
Object : Tankard / Stein
Left : Ceramic without lid.
Center : Ceramic without lid.
Right : Pewter with lid and glass bottom.
Culture : [Celtic]
Country : Germany
Date : 19th – 20th Century
Collection : B.L.A.S.T. Museum