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Rare "Cosy" or "Perfect" Teapot by Woods, 1920s patented non-drip design, treacle glazed

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These teapots are really quite rare, and rather special - for a collector perhaps, or someone who likes the slightly oddball. They were made to a patented design by Edmund William Abram who manufactured them in the USA as Abram Allware. It was known as the "Cosy" teapot, though I believe that Abram also called it the "Perfect". Woods took over the (British?) patent in the mid 1920s, and they were manufactured until about 1932. They were also marketed as coffee pots. They are usually ceramic, but there is a metal version. Occasionally, they are decorated, but more usually plain as in this treacle-glazed example.

The special features of this teapot are as follows:

1. There is a raised collar around the top of the pot that catches any drips and allows them to run back into the pot. I've tested this and it's very effective

2. The lid has a little knob that catches under the collar. The pourer's thumb naturally rests on top of this, and prevents the lid from moving while pouring. Again, very effective.

3. While most teapots have some sort of gate or coarse filter across the spout (which prevents coarse leaves from getting out through the spout), this is incorporated into the lid which presumably is intended to facilitate cleaning.

I've never seen a bigger one, and this little pot is just 5-inches (13cm) tall. It holds ¾ pint. It's made out of red earthenware, and all the patent information is printed on the bottom. It's in pretty good condition for its age. There is a tiny bit of glaze missing from the underside of the lid, and there is a small amount of crazing.
These teapots are really quite rare, and rather special - for a collector perhaps, or someone who likes the slightly oddball. They were made to a patented design by Edmund William Abram who manufactured them in the USA as Abram Allware. It was known as the "Cosy" teapot, though I believe that Abram also called it the "Perfect". Woods took over the (British?) patent in the mid 1920s, and they were manufactured until about 1932. They were also marketed as coffee pots. They are usually ceramic, but there is a metal version. Occasionally, they are decorated, but more usually plain as in this treacle-glazed example.

The special features of this teapot are as follows:

1. There is a raised collar around the top of the pot that catches any drips and allows them to run back into the pot. I've tested this and it's very effective

2. The lid has a little knob that catches under the collar. The pourer's thumb naturally rests on top of this, and prevents the lid from moving while pouring. Again, very effective.

3. While most teapots have some sort of gate or coarse filter across the spout (which prevents coarse leaves from getting out through the spout), this is incorporated into the lid which presumably is intended to facilitate cleaning.

I've never seen a bigger one, and this little pot is just 5-inches (13cm) tall. It holds ¾ pint. It's made out of red earthenware, and all the patent information is printed on the bottom. It's in pretty good condition for its age. There is a tiny bit of glaze missing from the underside of the lid, and there is a small amount of crazing.

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Rare "Cosy" or "Perfect" Teapot by Woods, 1920s patented non-drip design, treacle glazed

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