This Sirram compact tea-making set may have been part of a larger container for picnic requirements. It is complete within itself and has fascinating features. It is of dark grey metal (which attracts a magnet) with brass plaques for Sirram with registration numbers on the two major components. Sirram is apparently the trade name for the Marris Company, which made such items. The base is a deep square tray which holds a brass spirit burner. The top of this unscrews to show a mesh covered space for the spirits. This sits within a circular edged space in the base and there are ventilation holes around the sides of the base. It also has four moveable wires that can be rotated to support the upper section when in use. This upper section doubles as a holder (for water to be boiled) and a teapot, as it has a spout. This can be opened by lifting a metal lever which then doubles as a handle for the teapot. Stored inside the water/tea caddy are fitted boxes for sugar and tea, cream and spirits. These can all be removed and are labelled with brass discs, and the cream and spirit holders have brass screw-top closures attached to a chain. The teapot has the registration number 352935 and the base has one for 294969. The overall condition is very good for age. This is a very neat and compact arrangement which could be considered a compendium. It would be a super addition to add to the paraphernalia of a vintage car or would feature in a collection of tea-related items.
4.5 ins (11.4cm) square x height 4 ins (10.1cm). Weight 842 grams.
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Special Sirram Tea-making Picnic Set, early 20th Century
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