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if anyone can help me out...

many years ago (6, i believe) timaeusdaspirge bought me this mug tankard as an xmas present. my romate's devil cat broke it today by knocking it off the kitchen table. it is was, quite literally, my solo drinking vessel, aside from a backup JD mug and a drinking horn. i have never seen another like it anywhere. there are pictures below the cut. it was a 22 oz mug tankard. the metal is pewter and the glass is blue.

there was no manufacturer or stamp ANYWHERE on the item

it held 22 ozes of goodness

the cat broke it by knocking it off the table - the glass inside is totally busted up

but as you can see in the pics, it was really more of a 22oz glass cylendar encased in a pewter shell /mug handle

i need a new mug tankard. i don't want to get a straight pewter one, because they flavor drinks slightly IMO. so, what i am looking for is something of heavy glass or pewter/glass that i can use to replace my fallen warror.

fuckin cats.


this appears to be the lead contender for a replacement


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Jan. 10th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
Is the pewter still intact? Just the glass is busted?

Jan. 10th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)
my thoughts exactly. have something made to fit inside?
Jan. 10th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)
the glass is busted
but from the way it is made, i don't know if i could have the glass removed without ruining the pewter. i am going to try though.
Jan. 10th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)
Re: the glass is busted
Elf might know or know someone. I cannot do it, but I could look at it and state if it can be done. I know someone who CAN do it, regardless (yes, he's that good) but you'd need the replacement glass.

Jan. 10th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
Re: the glass is busted
Anonymous was me. Sorry.
Jan. 10th, 2006 04:32 am (UTC)
i figured
thanks for the help! if i can find someone who can make the replacement glass, i may take you up on it. the problem is that the glass is beveled to meet the design of the scale pattern - the pewter scale stuff is actually slightly concavely curved. i am worried that the thing will be unworkable if i got a flat glass repalcement.

another thing i am considering in a more diy manner is getting some plaster and making a cast and making a replacement out of ceramic or clay. won't be as cool as the blue glass, but may solve my shaping issues.
Jan. 10th, 2006 03:56 am (UTC)
That's not a mug, that's a tankard.

Also, there's shit-all selection that's both glass and pewter, but lots and lots of one or the other out there.

Also, console your wounded heart with one of these:

Jan. 10th, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
damn you and your horrible suggestions
my wounded heart bleeds, like that cat may soon!
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Jan. 10th, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)
bless your heart
but if i take that one, what will i use to drink at your hosue?
noo, the crystal butterfly must stay where it is. the ugly old man is looking like a leading contender for a fill in/backup until i can get my ol blue repalced
Jan. 10th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
Re: bless your heart
I'm starting to notice a trend here...do you leave drinking glasses at all your friends' apartments?
Jan. 10th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
not allll of them
just ones where i know i will be drinking heavily, and ones that i am good enough friends with to know it won't be a huge prob.

btw, if that fucker is ever a prob, toss it!
Jan. 10th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
Re: not allll of them
I kept finding it then losing it whenever you came over. I think it got the boot when the two ladies moved in and were all, "WTF is this, and why is it taking up precious space that could hold 4 or our dainty wine glasses?" or some such nonsense :)
Jan. 10th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
that's cool
i figured it was gone long ago. i do recall it being broken or lsot for a while, then randomly turning up at joe's going away party.

that reminds me, i need to find some more apple jack.

furthermore, we need to have dinner, like next week - sometime after tuesday.
Jan. 10th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
If you were truly serious about your drinking, you'd be able to deal with a little broken glass down your gullet.

Your lack of commitment shames and disappoints me.
Jan. 10th, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC)
shows what you know. when i came home and saw that it was on the floor, i freaked out, but after picking it up, it seemed fine. i washed it off, and made a drink in it. i was about halfway through the drink when L. noticed glass chips on the ground where the glass had fallen. i was about two inches away on the rim from cutting my lip off. i left that out because it sounds much dumber than hardcore.
Jan. 10th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
Re: hehheh
"i left that out because it sounds much dumber than hardcore."

very true. tard.
Jan. 11th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
New glass
There's a glass blowing place by my house. I'm not sure it could be done since the hot glass may melt the pewter but perhaps they can blow a new glass within the outer structure. Of course, that would mean having to remove the broken pieces first. If you like, I can get their phone number for you and you can give them a shout. -SCUBA guy from MSSM
Jan. 11th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
All hail the tankard....
(not pewter or a tankard, but appropriate)
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