The Museum of samovars

The history of the Tula samovar

If we talk about the symbols of Russia, one of them is, of course, Tula samovar. But it was invented not in Russia, as in Ancient Rome and was then called autopsy. However, the principle of since then especially has not changed: inside the tank is a roaster, in which combustion occurs. In this container filled with water, which is thus heated. The samovar is different in that he doesn’t need an external fire or stove for heating, and, more importantly, it is able for a long time to keep the water hot.

The history of the Tula samovar has been around for several centuries. There is a legend that he was brought to Russia by Peter I, but actually this is not true, because the first mention of samovar only appeared in 1746, while Peter I died in 1725. It is still unknown who brought the samovar in Russia, but this gimmick has interested the Russians. Soon opened a special production. Because in those days they were made of copper or brass, it is not surprising that the first samples appeared in the Urals, where was developed metallogenica. But why is the samovar “Tula”? It’s very simple. For the manufacture not only metal, but also people are able to handle it. If Tula was famous for its weapon masters. This was the reason that over time the samovars were made in Tula. Besides the proximity to Moscow and St. Petersburg, where he sold most of the products, also contributed to the shifting of production there.

In 1778 the brothers Ivan and Nazar Lisitsyna made the first Tula samovar. 25 years later appeared samovar factory, which employed 26 people, and its turnover was in those days an incredible amount of 1,500 rubles. And after 25 years in Tula there were already 28 companies that produced 120 000 copies each year.

by the Way, Tula called a number of samovars produced for many years. The most famous model was an instance of “Baricco”, which had several advantages. First, it was universal, in the sense that it could work on liquid and solid fuels. Secondly, he was safe, as were not burned, even in the absence of water therein. And, finally, thirdly, had the highest efficiency.

In the fifties of the twentieth century had stopped the mass production of samovars. Currently is manufactured a small number of these products as Souvenirs.