1. Bill Simon says:

    Hottles have nearly disappeared, but ordering coffee or tea in a diner or inexpensive restaurant in the 1950s often brought a “hottle” (as in the linked photograph)of coffee or hot water nested perfectly in the familiar diner-style heavy white china hemispherical cup & saucer, usually with a paper or plastic lid. The arrangement delivered about two cups of coffee efficiently and allowed the patron to keep it hot.

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