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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.

Relationship to Melitta

Date: 2017-03-20 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sevcsik
Apparently Friesland is a trademark of Melitta: http://www.trademarkia.com/friesland-melitta-germany-73547687.html

Looks like the 1.4l model is already out of stock, did you order all of it? :)

Re: Relationship to Melitta

Date: 2017-03-21 10:44 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
The good news is, if you just search the net for that EAN, you'll find several more vendors!

I'll soon have a new teapot too :)

Re: Relationship to Melitta

Date: 2017-03-28 07:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] doop
There are a couple more in stock right now - I just ordered one, woohoo!


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