Peter Krider sterling iced water pitcher presented to Andrew Carnegie
Peter Krider sterling iced water pitcher presented to Andrew Carnegie
Peter Krider sterling iced water pitcher presented to Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist and philanthropist was born on November 25, 1835 in Dunfermline, Scotland. In 1848 he emigrated to the US with his family. He worked at the Pennsylvania Railroad Company as a telegrapher and worked his way up to become superintendent of the Pittsburg Division of the Pennsylvaia Railroad. He made numerous investments and eventually bought a steel works and became very wealthy. This presentation was given to Carnegie by the employees of the Pittsburg Division in April 1865.

RH8008 Important Peter Krider Iced Water Pitcher Presented to Andrew Carnegie

A massive sterling iced water pitcher by Peter Krider of Philadelphia with tapered panels of engraving, an applied statue of Freedom taken from the capital dome in Washington, DC on one panel, thistles on the opposite side as well as pendant thistles under the spout and on the handle. The hinged lid has a swan finial. Height 11 1/2"; weight 100 troy oz. The inscription reads: "To A Carnegie by the Employees of Pittsburg Division Penn. Central R.R. April 1865." Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish American industrialist and philanthopist.

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