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Napier Mechanical Jigger Bar Spoon

Regular price $149.04

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A lovely antique Napier "Mechanical" Jigger Spoon. This jigger/spoon is silver-plated and features a "stepped" or graduated design with 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 1 1 1/2 oz, and 2 oz etched into the jigger. One of Napier's tougher-to find" pieces, here's how the "mechanical" part works: when you press down on the jigger, it allows the liquid to escape down the spoon into your cocktail. Then with the spoon end, you can stir the contents of your drink. Truly a lovely jigger/spoon.

Measurements: Approx 9" tall

Maker/year: Napier, circa 1930s

Hallmarks: "Napier Pat. Pend" can be found in tiny letters on the back of the spoon.

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A summary on this vintage manufacturer: The Napier Company was named after its president, James H. Napier, who led the company from 1920 to 1960. But the company's history can be tracked back to 1875 when it was founded as Whitney and Rice in Attleboro, Mass., manufacturing silver products. The firm changed hands and name in 1882 and became Carpenter and Bliss and shortly thereafter, E.A. Bliss and Co., Inc. After rapid expansion in the late 1880s the company moved to Meriden, CT in 1890. After WWI, the firm shifted emphasis from silver products to production of modern jewelry. James Napier became president in 1920 and the company adopted the name Napier - Bliss Co. In 1922, the name was changed to Napier Company. Like many jewelry companies Napier got into lines of art objects and other utilitarian objects like serving utensils and barware and is considered one of the pinnacles for vintage silver and silver-plated pieces.

Condition: Good condition overall with signs of age. We like to be thorough when it comes to our vintage pieces, so here's a full summary:

1) There's wear to the silver-plating in a number of places including right along the top part of the "jigger" section (see photos) as well as a few other small places
2) There's wear/plating loss to the back of the spoon bed (where the silver-plating has worn away)
3) There's basic general age that comes purely from time to silver-plated pieces

The interior is in good shape overall but does how some very minor tarnish. In short, this spoon is in good vintage condition but does show signs of age/wear to some areas of the silver-plating. Cheers!

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

>>> 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, 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!

Inv Ref # NM2.

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