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1930s Dial A Drink Cocktail Shaker

Regular price $321.02

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A neat nickel-plated "Dial A Drink" cocktail shaker, circa 1930s. Surprisingly heavy in weight, this shaker features an outer "sleeve" you can turn in conjunction with the cocktail you choose, for the cocktail recipe/specs. The drink recipes are in red lettering. Truly a neat vintage mixer. The cocktail recipes (in red font) are a Side Car, Tom Collins, Whisky Sour, Alexander, Bacardi, Between The Sheets, Bronx, Clover Club Dry Martini, Dubonnet, Gin Rickey, Manhattan, Old Fashioned, Orange Blossom and Palm Beach. Truly a magical mixer.

Hallmarks: None

Condition: Good/Fair vintage condition for a silver-plated shaker that's 90+ years old, but this piece does show signs of age, tarnish, patina, and what we refer to as general "surface wear". There is also a tiny hair line crack in the lid (not uncommon for this particular vintage shaker). We're pretty Type A about summarizing the exact condition of our vintage pieces so here's a complete summary:

1) This piece shows "age" in general including what we refer to as general surface wear that includes micro fine scratches, scrapes, etc.
2) Some of the red lettering has worn
3) This piece is nickel-plated over brass and some of the brass is peaking through in a few places
4) The cap has a hairline fracture (see photo #5)
5) There's a small ding right on the bottom edge of the shaker (see photo #6 where our finger is pointing)
6) The interior of the shaker shows age as well as tarnish (see photo)

In short, this vintage shaker is in Good/Fair condition ("Fair" due to the fracture in the cap and the general age). Cheers!

**Please also note: we typically do not test our shakers for leakage. We offer a variety of vintage shakers (both usable as well as collectible/display only). We are happy to put our shaker through a thorough leakage test (which involves filling it with liquid and rigorously shaking it) -- please message us if you'd like us to test this particular shaker. Cheers!

Measurements: Aprox. 9 1/2" tall

**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces to ensure safe delivery. If purchasing multiple pieces, we will combine items to a single box (or as few boxes as possible) and automatically reimburse you for shipping overages paid.

****Important to note pre-purchase: Buyers, please examine all photos carefully as we cannot accept returns due to the fragile nature (the possibility of breakage or damage when being shipped back) of our vintage/antique pieces. Our items are true vintage pieces that might have manufacturers flaws, flaws from age, or imperfections in general from being vintage. We try to explain the condition/description in an accurate and thorough manner but we ask that you please examine all photos carefully and ask all questions before purchasing an item as we are unable to accept returns due to the risk of breakage/damage.

>>> IMPORTANT UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS/PROOF OF ORDER ACCURACY & SHIPMENT: on orders with MULTIPLE pieces please note that if your order has more than one item/piece in it (so multiple pieces such as a set of jiggers, cocktail picks, tags, Julep cups, combined shipping orders, the screw cap on a flask or shaker, etc.) please take care to thoroughly empty the box and unpack ALL pieces which may be hidden in tissue paper, bubble wrap, peanuts, etc. We cannot be responsible if you accidentally throw one of your items away! We WILL be able to confirm with 100% certainty that we shipped ALL pieces in your order as we photograph/document ALL PIECES in the box it ships in along with the buyer’s order receipt, shipping label, and tracking number (in case we need to verify that all pieces were shipped once the package has been received). Thank you for shopping with us and cheers!