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Offline Ming

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ORLAK at last-(Chance Orlak)
« on: September 14, 2009, 12:44:11 PM »
Here are my first found Orlak after so long searching for it. Two Orlak tumblers in ex. condition. Look like l have good run recently with all these Chances.

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Re: ORLAK at last-(Chance Orlak)
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 12:49:13 PM »
Oh well done Ming!  :hiclp:

Could you possibly add those photos using our attachment button under the Reply box please (just reply to this and add the photos)?  Then we've got those photos on here forever, rather just until the photobucket link stops working, which is good news for anyone searching for Orlak in the future!  :D

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Re: ORLAK at last-(Chance Orlak)
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2009, 08:49:47 PM »
Only the 3rd and 4th I have seen! I recently got one, except in a dinky bakelite holder with handle, and metal spring clips to hold it firmly in place. Has the proper Orlak logo impressed on the base of the holder, which now confirms my suspicions that the tumbler is definitely, 100% Chance (prev. a little doubt in my mind, as mentioned in the book).

These tumblers are quite light and thin, mould-blown affairs, so it is amazing that any survived from the early 1930s! Possibly made in Hysil (borosilicate glass) although I have no way of telling for certain. Put a bunsen burner under one to find out? >:D
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Re: ORLAK at last-(Chance Orlak)
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009, 11:41:44 PM »
There can,t be many of these Orlak tumblers left. I don,t think they had sold great number of these as these must be much more expensive(optical effect of the glass mean more costly mould) to produce at that time than those cheap Pall Mall thin tumblers you still find at a lot of charity shops.

Last week l bought a 1920's Pyrex tumbler similar size to Orlak but with straight side and flared rim. I did not know they made tumblers as well.
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