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Object ID # 1975.083.069ab
Object Name Cup, Collapsible
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 1901
Made Unknown
Place of Origin United States of America?
Description This is a two-piece (a&b) collapsible aluminum travelling or bicycling cup, that has "PAN AMERICAN 1901" engraved on the top of the lid (suggests that it is a souvenir item of the Pan American fair? The cup (A) is 6.5 cm in diameter and 2.3 cm high when collapsed. When up, it is 5 cm high. The lid is 6.6 cm in diameter and 0.4 cm high. When on the collapsed cup, the height is only 2.5 cm (makes it pocket-sized). The aluminum made it a durable item for recreational use.
Collapsible aluminum cups were still being sold in the 1927 Spring & Summer T. Eaton catalogue (see page 367). At that time they cost ten cents.
Provenance Unknown. Last owned by Rosemary Kennedy, of Owen Sound, Grey County. Her parents were Robert Pollock Kennedy Jr. and Rhoda (Ross) Kennedy. Her grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pollock Kennedy Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. George Ross, all of Owen Sound.

May have been inherited from her paternal aunt, Hazel Kennedy, of Owen Sound.
Collection Sporting & Recreational Equipment, 20th-c Collection
Material Aluminum
Dimensions H-2.5 Dia-6.6 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County