Samovar - Giants of Tula and Irbit
Samovar large initially born not out of love for records. During the Russian mass public festivals, especially during the winter, people needed a lot of tea, and hence to meet their needs required large devices for water heating capacity by tens and even hundreds of liters. The same Giants were in the old days, and a large catering establishments - restaurants and taverns. In 1922, the Tula samovar master produced a volume of 250 liters (weight - 100 pounds) and sent him a present well-known political figure Kalinin. He in turn presented the wonder worker from the area of Moscow "Krasnaya Presnya". In the holidays of water from the giant enough for a tea party with 500 people. However, the biggest samovars were born in the last decade, when the era of routine use of samovars ended long ago. In 2010 the city created a samovar Irbit capacity of 415 liters and weighing half a ton (500 kilograms). It is unique not only for its size but also the concept of application. In the large city festivals, accompanied by folk festivals, the giant comes in a specially equipped three-wheeled motorcycle. If you use a cup of two hundred milliliters in volume, then it is possible to drink more than two thousand people (according to a cup per person). In some publications claimed that the samovar from Irbit is the largest in the world, but this information is incorrect. The largest samovar in the world was made in 1995 at the famous factory "stamp" in Tula. His weight also makes a half-ton (500 kilograms), and the volume is 450 liters, 35 liters more than the amount of Irbit samovar. However, the Tula samovar today is not used for its intended purpose. You can see it in the exposition of the Museum of Tula samovars.