1900-1951. McKee Glasbake Milk Glass Hottles, one with yellow twining, one with red and a flanged dome-shaped stopper. The neck of the clear glass stopper is insulated with a cork ring. The bottom of the Hottle is marked, "McKee Hottle Glasbake Pat." They measure approximately 6" tall and 4" wide, and are in excellent condition.
The pupose of a Hottle is to keep a beverage hot or cold. This particular style of Hottle was used during the passenger train era and in the hotel industry. Hot tea or coffee was poured into the Hottle then the Hottle was placed inside the cup to warm it while on the tray. The tray was then delivered to the passenger or the quest. Holds about two cups.