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Offline bat20

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Tumblers id
« on: December 08, 2013, 10:15:32 AM »
Hi all,i found a pair of tumblers that intrigued me recently mainly because of the size and the wear on the base,9.5cm ht and 9.5cm ht,they are close to 1lb in weight each and the bases are nearly 1"thick.I'm not sure how the bases were done they are concave, shiny and show alot of wear on the edges ,any ideas many thanks.

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Re: Tumblers id
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 10:27:17 AM »
Sorry 8.5 wd.

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Re: Tumblers id
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 10:53:39 AM »
I'd have thought middle third of C20 whiskey tumblers - but as to origin you may well never know, although you could try the glass  Replacement sites.               This simple cut pattern doesn't appear to correspond with any of the known typical older cutting styles  -  feel the cutting and assess whether acid polished or very sharp.                     Pieces like this intended for Scotch, often have very thick bases  -  you don't mention whether the concave base is ground/plished (as in removal of pontil scar), or simply mould formed.
Older hand blown tumblers lack uniformity of size, and tend to vary slightly in height and width etc., as you'd expect  -  these two are probably identical in their dimensions.

Try them with a single malt, and enjoy the drink ;)

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Re: Tumblers id
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 11:20:12 AM »
Thanks paul,had a Macallan in one last night ;D

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