Another thing I collect is vintage thermos. Though I haven’t picked up any new ones because my little wire basket that holds them all is full, and so I don’t dare buy anymore (where would I put them!?) Unless of course I found a really awesome one that I did not already own. Then it would be pretty hard to leave it behind.
Did you know the history of the thermos (or vacuum flask) is a little bit sad. The vacuum flask was invented by Scottish physicist and chemist Sir James Dewar in 1892 and is sometimes referred to as a Dewar flask or Dewar bottle after its inventor. Dewar failed to register a patent for his invention and it was subsequently patented by Thermos, to whom Dewar lost a court case in claiming the rights to the invention. Kind of bums me out a little, especially because almost all of my thermos’s are Thermos brand. Poor Dewar :(