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Offline Anne E.B.

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Any ideas what this might be?
« on: June 20, 2006, 07:09:31 PM »
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Any ideas what this strange object might be would be much appreciated :P

4¼" (11 cm) in length.
3¾" (9.5cm) diameter - 'coned' end - difficult to tell how thick it is here.
Slightly less than ½" (1 cm) diameter opening with a 0.5cm flat rim.
Weighs approx. 240g.

Many thanks :)
Anne E.B

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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2006, 07:14:23 PM »
Frank previously informed me that it has nothing to do with lighting - as I had incorrectly thought initially 8)
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2006, 12:59:19 AM »
Maybe it used to have a stand or a basket around it? It reminds me a bit of those old Lambrusco flasks. (Wrong shape of course, but perhaps the same concept?)

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2006, 02:32:52 AM »
I know what this is!!!  This is called a "glub glub"  In the old days (early 1900s) they would put this in a punch bowl and it would fill up making the sound glub glub.  I think after it was filled they would pour it into someone's cup.  Doesn't sound too sanitary, and why wouldn't they just use a ladle I can't answer.  But I saw a American Brilliant Cut Glass glub glub go to auction a few weeks ago and that's how I know what it is!!!!! :D  :D
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2006, 03:54:35 AM »
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  Makes you wonder what they put in the punch!

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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2006, 07:56:46 AM »
Wow - thanks Nancy!   I tried it with vodka and orange - only just sobered up, but it works ... hic!  (http://www.websmileys.com/sm/party/fest30.gif)

I now have a Holmegaard decanter that goes glug-glug and now a punch dispenser that goes glub-glub :lol:

Cathy - I reckon they put something strong in the punch just to counteract the effect of dirty hands :wink:
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2006, 03:05:18 PM »
Anne, I guess I should also tell you they are VERY RARE.  Good Job!!! :D

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