Posted 5 years ago
Hi! Sorry.. I put the words on my photo before I knew I could mark these as mystery items on the site :-). I'm new here! Thanks for your help. This has been with my vintage barware items forever!
It's a funnel-type shotglass thing. It has an insert inside the funnel that collapses when the bars it is sitting on touches anything. For instance, the neck of a bottle. So if you could picture filling the shot glass and setting it on the neck of a liquor bottle, the insert would come up and empty the shot through the holes into the bottle. But that makes no sense.
Another idea is that you might fill it with a shot, and "tap" the bars on a drinking glass. It would sure empty the shot quickly, but that doesn't make sense, either. It's too small for any diameter glass I've seen.
You could, however, use it as a shotglass over your mouth and shotgun some booze into your mouth.. but I can't see that happening in the 30s & 40s. The red knobs on the handle are bakelite or celluloid.
3" tall, 3" long bars, 1/2" opening at bottom.. thanks for any ideas!