Historical information

Although electric jugs were initially developed in England for quick tea-making, the fear of electrocution delayed their production in that country. Australia during the 1930s Depression went ahead and produced fancy ceramic electric jugs, which became status symbol in Australian homes. This jug is one of the earliest designs manufactured in the 1930s

Significance

The design of this jug is in make contrast to later electric jugs which either gradually sloped up from the base to the neck and/or had curved sides

Physical description

A dark cream ceramic electric jug with a black bakelite lid. The lower part of the jug is cylindrical with the upper part sloping to the spout. The bakelite lid opens with a hinge.