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Author Topic: IS THIS A TOASTMASTERS GLASS ?  (Read 1888 times)

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Offline allan_666

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IS THIS A TOASTMASTERS GLASS ?
« on: September 11, 2009, 09:21:06 PM »
Hi Could this possibly be an old toastmasters glass ? its 4.5" high and 2.25" across the rim and it has deceptive very thick glass as it gets to the base
thank you Allan

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Re: IS THIS A TOASTMASTERS GLASS ?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 12:29:26 PM »
I would say that the stem is not really thick enough and the bowl a little to big,a toast master needed to stay sober,but please don't quote me on that,Keith.

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Re: IS THIS A TOASTMASTERS GLASS ?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009, 02:05:48 PM »
Hi Thanks Keith the bowl inside from half way down gets really thick on either side giving the impression that it hold more than it does ,this is why i thought it may be one
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Re: IS THIS A TOASTMASTERS GLASS ?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2009, 02:15:55 PM »
It still might be it's just that a toast master,I believe,would bang his glass on the table to announce the toast and would therefore require a strong stem,it seems logical captain,sorry,closet Trekkie,Keith.

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Re: IS THIS A TOASTMASTERS GLASS ?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2009, 06:32:05 PM »

ok thanks Keith i will clingon to that reason of thought or was the clingons from another movie ?
Allan

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Re: IS THIS A TOASTMASTERS GLASS ?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2009, 07:13:37 PM »
Without sounding a bit of an anorak,it's Klingon with a K and yes it was Star Trek,I'm pretty sure they didn't use glass for their 'blood wine',oh dear,it seems Ive become a nerd,Keith

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Re: IS THIS A TOASTMASTERS GLASS ?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2009, 09:23:03 AM »
Hi , I think the best description for this glass is an illusion glass or a deceptive glass , and could well have been used by a toastmaster ,the reduced amount of contents enabling him to remain sober,the glasses referred to a being banged on the table are called firing glasses , these do not necessarily have a deceptive bowl but are usually short sturdy glasses with a very thick foot , a 'Firing Foot' . these were normally used by all present at a gathering and banged on the table during toasts , the resulting sound being said to resemble a gun shot, or musket round, hence the term firing glass , if the 'Firing glass' used by the toastmaster had a deceptive bowl it would then be called a toastmaster firing glass.

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Re: IS THIS A TOASTMASTERS GLASS ?
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2009, 11:10:04 AM »
thank you for that info oldglassman
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