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Schafer and Vater Doctor "Drink-O-Meter" Flask

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Bottles4565 of 5915V. Sattui Wine Co. Carboy's Demijohn bottles from San Francisco circa 1875 - 1900 Dr. Lippi's Blood Purifier Tonic, FULL sealed amber bottle & original wood crate
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Posted 6 years ago


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This is such a fun piece. Blue ceramic flask with nice details of the "doctor" on the front and the "drink-o-meter" on the back. Looks like a thermometer on back which measures the drinking situation, so to speak- very fun sayings. Front says "Use it Daily, You'll Live Gaily." Made around 1910-1920.


  1. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 6 years ago
    Very Cool guy !!
  2. guyfrmatl guyfrmatl, 6 years ago
    Thanks guys!
  3., 3 years ago
    This bottle is from Germany and, as you know, was made by Schafer and Vater. Known as "giveaways" these bottles, filled with whiskey, were given away to the best customers by pre-prohibition saloon owners. The bigger the bottle the better the customer.

    While "The Doctor" isn't that tough to acquire yours has two things going for it that make it important. First the color blue is the rarest color. They came in multi color and brown, too. The second thing is your "drink-o-meter" is still intact. Normally, these don't survive and are replaced with simple thermometers. Thanks for sharing!


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