Unique lid accessory

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  • #39436 Reply

    Jason C.

    Hello. I am new to beer stein collecting and recently purchased a stein at an estate sale from a former collector. The stein is a 1/4 L “Old Castle” brand marked with Germany on the bottom of the stein. It has a typical conical lid, but what makes it unique is that when you open the lid there is a chain attached to the inside of the lid with a tri-piece attached to the other end that goes inside the stein resting just above the bottom of the stein. I have searched for hours and can not find any information about this type of lid or what it is used for and it is a mystery I would like to solve. I would very much appreciate any information anyone may have.

  • #39439 Reply

    rsatterfield
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    Jason,
    Could you post photos please?

    Randy

  • #39441 Reply

    Jason C.
    • #39443 Reply

      Ron

      Jason,

      Interesting, I have never seen such a thing before. Does the triangular object come out? It looks linke it is intended to separate three different liquids, but I have no idea why you would do that. Do you have a photo showing the “Old Castle” marking?

  • #39444 Reply

    Jason C.

    Ron,
    The object does come out. I have only seen one other picture on a stein on Ebay that has this object unattached but they do not specify what it is. My guess is that it is used to mix the beer for some reason or maybe sift unwanted impurities out such as bugs or something. I can’t find any other information out there which is why I am asking those that have collected longer than I have on here.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/b85vfcdvbve7k3m/20200213_024445.jpg?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ds8wj2dqx9qi786/20200213_152348.jpg?dl=0

  • #39445 Reply

    Jason C.
    • #39450 Reply

      Ron

      Jason,
      I found another one on ebay. The seller had no idea what it was for, but he has a German friend he will ask. Since the mark is stamped on the bottom, I think this is a retailer and not a manufacturer. If I hear back from him i will let you know.

    • #39459 Reply

      Jason C.

      Ron,
      Ok, thanks for your time and help, as well as everyone else’s help too.

  • #39449 Reply

    rsatterfield
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    I’m guessing that this is an after market device added to the stein. No clue as to it’s use. The stein itself is modern.

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