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American Mid-Century Bakelite, Glass & Chrome Evans Musical Bowling Ball Bar Set

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This American Mid-Century brown bakelite and chrome bar set takes the form of a life-size bowling ball standing on a twelve sided fluted plinth that is bound in chrome. When the hemisphere lid of the ball is lifted off, by using the three finger holes, it reveals a gold lacquered fitted interior holding a bottle and five signed gold rimmed shot glasses (each with the molded 'F' in a shield mark of Federal Glass.) The underside of the lid states "Created by Evans, Chicago 6, Ill. Patents Pending-Made in USA". When the bottle is removed it triggers a music box rendition of a tune that is purported to be "The Gang's All Here." (We're not sure about this but it is working perfectly). The now empty brown glass bottle bears a paper label (in near perfect condition) declaring that it was designed to contain "Bowler's Tonic" and sporting a plethora of bowling puns plus a declaration that it was "Bottled for Fun" by "Life-Time Mfg. Co.- Chicago". This all-original complete set is quite hard to find especially in this remarkable condition and working well.

Details

  • Dimensions

    H 11.5 in. x Dm 8.25 in.

    H 29.21 cm x Dm 20.96 cm

  • Diameter
    8.25 in. (20.96 cm)
  • Seller location
    Port Hope, CA
  • Seller reference number
    DD 000498
  • Sold As
    Set of 7
  • Reference number
    LU100034697753

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