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Author Topic: Is this Murano and if it is what the heck is it?  (Read 807 times)

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Offline interiorforms

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Is this Murano and if it is what the heck is it?
« on: July 20, 2009, 06:04:07 PM »
We also found these over the weekend. The label looks familiar but is not in the archives. Any thoughts will help. Thanks!

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Re: Is this Murano and if it is what the heck is it?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 06:19:45 PM »
Fascinating nver seen them before , the only thing like it that i have seen  is the British yard or half yard of ale in the wooden stand .

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Re: Is this Murano and if it is what the heck is it?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 06:59:42 AM »
... they look like what in Holland would be described as a "coachmen-glass" ("koetsiersglas") and is said to have been designed so that it would be easier for the driver of a coach - sitting high up - to be presented with a beer without having to get off.


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Re: Is this Murano and if it is what the heck is it?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 03:43:54 PM »
What a great idea, I've not seen these before but a Google search brought up this page on a booze website which has a single one and some background (about 1/2 way down the page): http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1615#wrap

The Pub Shoppe website also has them and the smaller ones there are called a foot of ale (as opposed to the better-known yard of ale glasses we see): http://www.thepubshoppe.com/yardglass.html

 

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