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Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute cream pitcher

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0527

Scope and Contents

The Institute was often referred to as the Mechanics Institute, thus the MI insignia stamped in the pitcher. The ceramic cream pitcher made by Syracuse China, was donated by Randy Pikuet a 1965 graduate of RIT. He purchased the pitcher at an auction.

The pitcher would be dated prior to 1944 because that was the year the name was changed to Rochester Institute of Technology.

Dates

  • circa 1895-1944

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Institute was often referred to as simply the Mechanics Institute, thus the MI insignia stamped in the pitcher.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet (1 clam shell box)

Language

English

Overview

The Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute cream pitcher was donated by 1965 graduate Randy Pikuet. It is a white ceramic pitcher and has the Mechanics Institute (MI) insignia stamped in green on the side.

Arrangement

This collection is one item.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 43

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The pitcher was donated to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Archives in September 2014 by Randy Pikuet. Accession number(s): 2014:071

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in September 2014.

Source

Title
Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute cream pitcher
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Lisa Witt
Date
02 September 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester NY 14623 USA
(585) 475-4613