The device of the samovar
Along with alcohol, there were bulbs of another system - with an internal pipe, where the hot "dumb-bell" dropped. In such instruments, the pipe is usually narrow, smooth and "deaf", that is, without going into the ash-pit, as it happens in samovars. Sometimes for greater convenience, not one but several cranes were displayed in the bulbs. At the end of the XIX - the beginning of the XX centuries there were many European-produced bulbs in the Russian household - English, Danish and others. Bull in the style of "Empire". St. Petersburg. Silver. The beginning of the XIX century. Inner tube-brazier and burner. Among the brooches there are very interesting forms: orange, female heads, the head of a lion - like toys. Bullet of the XIX century in appearance can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from a samovar on wood. Not only because at that time they are very close in form. Along with alcohol, there were bulbs of another system - with an internal pipe, where the hot "dumb-bell" dropped. In such devices, the pipe is usually narrow, even and "deaf", that is, without going into the ash-pit, as it happens in a samovar on wood. Sometimes for greater convenience, not one but several cranes were displayed in the bulbs. In the late XIX - early XX centuries in Russian everyday life there were a lot of European-produced bulbs of the British, Danish and "Fountains". In the 18th century fountains, such "samovars on the contrary" could be seen in the homes of European and Russian nobles at the ceremonial dining tables. Fountains were used to cool the wine: in the center of the fountain there was also a pipe, but instead of coal it was filled with ice. Around was poured wine into the empty space. Fountains looked like high vases with side handles, elegantly decorated, with stucco ornaments and smart paintings. They are similar to the samovar shape, the presence of a crane, a patterned stand. At the fountain inside the case instead of the pipe-brazier was located a metal cylinder (flask).
If it was required to cool the drink, ice was placed in the flask. And if a warm grog or punch was served, a cylinder of a slightly smaller diameter was preliminarily heated in the same flask on the chain. Fountains were popular in many European countries.