Bell Telephone Laboratories Cocktail Shaker
|At first glance, this would appear to be a
giant tube. Guess again. It is a cocktail shaker. The engraved plate on the base
indicates that it commemorated the 30th anniversary of the founding of
Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1953. No doubt it was presented to a
person of great importance in that organization.
As with a real tube, this one plugs into a socket. It is a normal looking octal socket, but it is three times the usual size. The entire shaker is about 12" high, and 4 1/2" in diameter, at its widest. Note the real tube in the picture! The shaker is made of cast aluminum, machined on the inside, and the base is made from a solid block of bakelite.