Silent butler

A silent butler, sometimes called an ash butler, is a small container, often of base metal, sometimes silver or silverplate, with a handle and hinged cover, used for collecting ashes or crumbs.[1][2] They were more common prior to the modern period, and enjoyed some popularity being made as a home construction project in the US.[3][4][5] They are now often considered collector's items, or are valued for their retro appeal.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Patent US2752622 - COMBINED SILENT BUTLER AND CRUMBER - Google Patents". 1 July 1953. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Collector's Corner: Silent Butler". Auctionbytes.com. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Popular Science". The Popular Science Monthly. Bonnier Corporation: 166. October 1947. ISSN 0161-7370. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Popular Science". The Popular Science Monthly. Bonnier Corporation: 1. August 1949. ISSN 0161-7370. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Popular Mechanics". Popular Mechanics Magazine. Hearst Magazines: 185. February 1948. ISSN 0032-4558. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  6. ^ The Peak of Chic (8 October 2009). "The Peak of Chic®: The Silent Butler and Some Canapes". Thepeakofchic.blogspot.com. Retrieved 23 March 2013.