Most small samovars
The volume of most modern models of samovars of a few liters. Such samovars are ideal for use in the home. Volume models of samovars, intended for use in food service establishments and quite common in the XIX century, tens of liters. The volume of a series of samovars made in a single copy specifically for the records of several hundred liters. At the other extreme, with respect to these giants, there are miniature samovar. C of the second half of XX century gasification of towns and settlements in the Soviet Union reached such magnitude that the flame (wood) samovars were out of the domestic consumption, giving way to the kettle. But the tradition sesquicentennial domestic use samovars could not leave the scene immediately, even after it disappeared supporting conditions - the need to boil water for tea in the absence of electricity and gas. So there was two types of transient samovars. The first type - electric samovars, technically no different from electric kettles, but with the usual consumer samovar hull form. The second type - souvenir samovars "Yasnaya Polyana", whose production has been launched on the Tula factory "stamp" in 1964. For the purposes of our research interest is the second of these types of samovars.Souvenir samovars were designed to decorate the interior, in memory of the tradition of domestic use to the general samovars gasification. In addition, the compact model "Yasnaya Polyana" a great liking for foreign tourists and is actually produced in Tula, until now, only painted on the body and under other names. Despite the tiny size of the, samovars "Yasnaya Polyana" had quite a functional valve. Their volume was 100 milliliters. It is difficult to say whether it is possible to use these samovars for its intended purpose - to heat water. The author has decided not to risk it for such an experiment only available to him a copy. But, theoretically, a souvenir samovar "Yasnaya Polyana" commensurate with the person. 100 milliliters of a small cup of tea. There is a limit to reduce the size below which the subject loses not only its functionality, but even the nature of the gift, in fact, becoming a toy. In Soviet times, Moscow Exhibition of Economic Achievements (now OCE) in the pavilion Tsentrosyuza demonstrated samovar size comparable to the thimble. A locksmith Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, Academy of Sciences of the USSR Vasily Vasyurenko created the current height of 3.5 millimeters a samovar and a capacity of ... a drop of water. Such samovars demonstrates the development of technology and personal skills manufacturers, but the samovar, in the full sense of the word, they are not. A drop of even a few drops of water commensurate with the physical needs of the person serving in the amount of drink (tea).