These electric jugs have become very collectible: they have their swinging lids [one bakelite, one ceramic] and electric elements & bakelite plugs all intact- in fact the man I bought the brown mottle jug from was using it for his morning cuppa.
Hecla produced all manner of electrical appliances from 1918- until they were bought out and manufacture moved overseas in 1984. Jugs with art deco styling- such as these- are now much sort after.
I like that the jugs can boil water, be situated as a decorative object, or an impromptu flower vase. And I like that the humble ceramic jug has become a much sort-after collectible.
The pair of jugs are in great condition [entire, working, electric cords included] and are for sale: $AUD145