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WATER COOLER, COMPLETE W/BUCKET & CARBOX, MFG BY "XXTH CENTURY COOLER" (SEE BELOW)

THIS COOLER IS AN OLDER VERSION OF THE WATER COOLERS THAT ARE COMMON IN MODERN OFFICES. THERE IS A CLEAR GLASS TANK (ITEM A); THIS IS ESSENTIALLY A LARGE, ROUND JUG WITH ONE END TAPERING TO A MOUTH. THIS ITEM HAS THE FOLLOWING ENGRAVED ON ITS SIDE:

"'XXTH CENTURY' COOLER [TRADEMARK]

MANFG'D BY CORDLEY & HAYES, NEW YORK

NO. 50 INVERTED BOTTLE-TUBE

METAL SERIES LICENSED UNDER NEWELL--[UNINTELLIGIBLE]

8/11/08

PATENTED IN CANADA 1909 AND OTHER PATENTS"

THIS TANK FITS UPSIDE DOWN INTO THE COOLER ITSELF (ITEM B). THAT ITEM IS A LARGE, HOLLOW METAL BARREL; BUILT INSIDE OF IT (AT ITS CENTER) IS A CYLINDRICAL JUG MADE OF A GRAY CERAMIC MATERIAL. (THIS CONTAINS THE WATER, AND ICE IS PLACED INTO THE REST OF THE COOLER). THE COOLER HAS A METAL LID IN TWO HALVES (ITEMS C AND D) THAT FIT TOGETHER ON TOP OF IT. ON THE SIDE OF THE COOLER IS A SMALL METAL SPIGOT FOR DISPENSING THE WATER.

THE COOLER STANDS ON A THREE-LEGGED ROUND METAL STOOL, PAINTED BROWN (ITEM E). THE THREE LEGS OF THE STOOL ARE CURVED, AND HAVE A TRIANGLE-SHAPED SUPPORT ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF THEIR HEIGHT ABOVE THE FLOOR. ALL THE LEGS END IN A SMALL METAL HAND-LIKE SHAPE, GRIPPING A SMALL GLASS GLOBE (SIMILAR TO THE FEET ON EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CHAIRS). THE COOLER ALSO COMES WITH A SMALL ROUND METAL BUCKET WITH NO HANDLE, PROBABLY FOR THE ICE (ITEM F). THE COOLER AND BUCKET ARE PAINTED REDDISH-BROWN WITH SILVER-COLORED TRIM; THE PAINT IS FLAKING IN PLACES.