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The Utah teapot was one of the early 3D reference objects. It's canonically a Melitta but hasn't been part of their range in a long time, so I'd been watching Ebay in the hope of one turning up. Until last week, when I discovered that a company called Friesland had apparently bought a chunk of Melitta's range some years ago and sell the original teapot[1]. I've just ordered one, and am utterly unreasonably excited about this.

Update: Friesland have apparently always produced the Utah teapot, but were part of the Melitta group for some time - they didn't buy the range from Melitta.

[1] They have them in 0.35, 0.85 and 1.4 litre sizes. I believe (based on the measurements here) that the 1.4 litre one matches the Utah teapot.

They found the target audience :)

Date: 2017-04-11 09:08 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sevcsik
Looks like you got some customers for Friesland, they are selling it now as the "Utah teapot" :)

(when the article was published, it wasn't mentioned anywhere on the site)

https://frieslandversand.de/teekanne-1-4l-weiss-utah-teapot
Edited Date: 2017-04-11 09:09 pm (UTC)

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