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
    11.5 in. H
    29 cm H
  • Diameter
    8.25
  • Dealer Location
    Port Hope, Canada
  • Number of Items
    7
  • Reference Number
    LU100034697753
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Located in Port Hope, ON

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