The Miniature Bottle Collector

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

What a Night!

Those of you who collect the German porcelains or giveaway bottles are quite familiar with the larger flasks with the thermometers or Drinkometers as they are known on the bottles. The idea was to hold your thumb or forefinger against the bottom of the "thermometer" and you could measure how many drinks you could or should have OR had already imbibed. The man toasting, the doctor (docter sic), and the old man are the three commonly seen. This one is not at all well known and very seldom seen.

WHAT A NIGHT is a common slogan on these bottles and can be found on a short pocket flask as well as the figural already seen here in this site. This fellow definitely has had quite a night as the dancing bottles of gin, whisky and scotch attest. On the other side of the bottle we find the new thermometer which has replaced the original and the weather forecast. Just a guess, but could that forecast have anything to do with what the "weather" would be like when this fellow got home after his evening's tippling?


  • What an interesting collectable.

    You sound very knowlegable on it.

    Thanks for the trivia!

    By Blogger curious servant, at 7:30 PM  

  • I am just wondering if you will be interested in Maldives phone cards

    By Blogger bestguides, at 11:51 AM  

  • Hello I was interested in your blog as I have a bottle in the shap of a man you cannot see his face as it is hidden under a top hat and he has an umbrella in his hand and the platform that he is standing on reads What a night, the back of the bottle is brown and looks a bit like a tree trunk, the stopper is also on the back do you know where I could get some more info on this

    Many Thanks Louise

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:17 AM  

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