SHORT HISTORY OF THE TRAVEL MUG
The travel mug (thermos or thermal mug) is a modern object, although the travel mug was invented in 1892 by the Scottish chemist James Dewar, called vacuum flask. The thermos came later, in 1904, when two German manufactures noticed that Dewar’s container could keep the temperature constant inside. Discovering its commercial opportunities, he renamed it “thermos” and made it accessible to everyone by selling it as a household item.
In 1909, the Germans gave up their trademark rights to three independent companies in New York, Tottenham, and Montreal. They all had the name Thermos. Shortly after, the travel mug has become a very sought after product, especially after being used in various famous expeditions of the time. The thermos reached the South Pole, in Africa, on the Wright Brothers` plane and even in Count Zeppelin’s balloon.
Today’s modern look, ease of personalization and proven utility make the customized thermal mug a highly requested promotional product regardless of business. Thermos / thermal mug name was generalized beyond the products of the three starting companies.
We can differentiate a thermos as referring to thermal mugs with capacities below 1 liter.
At work, at home or while traveling, customers will remember your company thanks to this useful customizable object.