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marv51hunting
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iconnumber posted 03-25-2003 09:55 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I'm looking for info. on collapsible silver and nickel over brass drinking cups. The pat. date Feb. 23, 1897 is on many with "FH" and "R" in the center of the bottom. I heard the Scovill Manuf. Co., Meriden B. Co. and the C.F. Rumpp Co.'s made these plus many European companies that did not mark their cups. Mid to late 1800's and early 1900's "gentlemen hunters" carried these. Bicycle cups, vest pocket cups and collapsion cups are other names i have heard. An auction house on the web gave me this site. I want to know where to find product lists or catalogs on the web that show these cups. I want to start collecting to preserve a piece of hunting history but no one around where i'm from knows anything. I have not found the right web site. can anyone help? please!!!!!!!

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I have an American silverplate one by Pairpoint Mfg. Co., so you can add that to your list of makers. I imagine that there were at least a few different variations on the same basic theme. I know that some of the cups had lids that would slide down over the base when collapsed, removing the need to have a separate container to hold the collapsed cup.

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I don't know about hunting or bicycling, I always used the compass to find my way home when really drunk. This is the Gorham one shown in the catalogue with an added monogram. In your part of the country what does one drink out of when away from home, if you don't have collapsing sterling cups?

Maurice

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Maurice,

What a delight to have you contribute to this forum.... We are fortunate that we have such distinguished and descriminating members and that they are willing to share their findings and passions with us.

The filming of Tombstone was near Tucson and a friend was commissioned to make the sterling collapsable cup used by Doc Holiday in the film. My friends father engraved it with typical western scroll engraving. He ended up making two seperate cups in different sizes.

Fred

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Also see: Battlefield Silver

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