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‘The Rapid’ Patented Mechanical Cocktail Mixer 1933

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TVE2076

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2017

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Item Description

A splendid Mechanical cocktail mixing jug called The Rapid, patented in 1933 by one William Mair Rolph. A cut crystal jug with patinated silver plated lid and mixing spoon. Fill the glass jug with liquid and ice, assemble the lid and press down repeatedly on the plunger to create easy cocktails! In good working condition, there is some lifting to the silver plating on the lid (shown in images).

Such an unusual backstory to this ‘inventor’ who was actually a desk clerk at MI5 during WW1. He was recruited again in WW2 to pretend to be a German Agent, but he was detected trying to sell them real information. Sadly he gassed himself before he could be questioned. Such a tangled story, found on the fabulously named and equally interesting Blog The Institute for Alcoholic Experimentation.

 

Item Info

Seller Location

Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire

Item Dimensions

H: 23cm W: 11cm D: 11cm

Period

1940s

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire

Item Location

United Kingdom

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+44 (0)1453 836773

+44 (0)7770 915851

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