The Mickey Pot, the Six-Foot Tall Hinged Man, and some guy.
The Mickey Pot, the Six-Foot Tall Hinged Man, and some guy.

The Big Coffee Pot

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina

In the restored Moravian Village of Old Salem, you'll find the oldest giant roadside coffee pot in all of North America. It's known as the "Mickey Pot," in reference to tinsmith brothers -- Julius and Sam Mickey -- who made it to advertise their business in 1858.

The tin coffee pot originally hung from the front of the Mickeys' workshop, but more of its life has since been spent as an Old Salem landmark. The 7 ft. 3 in tall pot could theoretically hold 11,840 cups of brew.

Also see: Big Coffee

The Big Coffee Pot

Old Salem Moravian Village

Brookstown Ave, Winston-Salem, NC
Old Salem Moravian Village. In Old Salem. I-40 exit 5D onto S. Liberty St. One block to Brookstown Ave. The coffee pot is on the left, on a grassy island, at the corner of Brookstown and Main St.
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