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Offline jimwrench

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Bright idea from 1948
« on: May 21, 2011, 06:40:01 PM »
  Heres a patented (tool?) from 1948. Ever own one or used one? Patent no is 2474100 in case you want to know more about it. Have had this one for quite a while but hadn't noticed the teensy little patent no until recently. Took a pretty good glass for my tired old eyes to decipher it. Haven't seen one before but assume its about due for a renaissance or a come back. whichever.
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Offline Nolatoolguy

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Re: Bright idea from 1948
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 08:22:59 PM »
What is it, if i may ask?
And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood

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i love sk tools/boxes and indestro super/select tools if you have any for sale or want to part with let me know.  also need a  7/8 williams superench

Offline Lewill2

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Re: Bright idea from 1948
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 04:30:54 AM »
I think my mother still has one in her kitchen drawer. Hurts pretty bad when your brother wacks you with it too.....

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Re: Bright idea from 1948
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 05:35:51 AM »
I vote for a demonstration! According to the patent it will break ice cubes smoothly and in even chunks for mixed drinks, with little shaving and water loss!
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Offline stanley62

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Re: Bright idea from 1948
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2011, 02:07:12 PM »
What Jimwrench failed to tell you is that I found that little cutie under the deep freeze I helped him move out of the utility room.  I am guessing that it didn't rank very highly on his tool priority list...
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Offline jimwrench

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Re: Bright idea from 1948
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2011, 02:39:22 PM »
 I truly didn,t know where it came from. I tried it on a ice cube and the cube is still laughing. Think a ball pein hammer is a better tool.
Jim
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Offline rusty

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Re: Bright idea from 1948
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2011, 03:39:39 PM »
>I vote for a demonstration!

I thought Texans drank their whiskey straight up!

Next you will be telling us about Jello shots...LOL
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Offline Wrenchmensch

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Re: Bright idea from 1948
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2011, 02:58:30 PM »
These were used to break up ice cubes.  For right-handers, one held the cube in the palm of the left hand. The cube was then struck with a downward stroke, beginning at a distance of about 12 inches from the cube and using a wrist snap. The cube fractured into 3 - 5 main groups which were then dumped into the glass.  This was done with several cubes in succession until the glass was filled with a sufficiency of ice shards. Liquor poured over the cubes would chill rapidly because of the increased surface area of the cooling medium, e.g. the ice. 

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Re: Bright idea from 1948
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2011, 08:29:56 AM »
I remember seeing these.  Seems to me they were making the rounds again in the '60s.  The whippy handle was supposed to increase the impact or something like that.