~ Hilf du heiliger Florian ~
St. Florian is the patron saint of firemen, but here he's being called to help quench the second version of a fire, i.e., a dry throat. This is a 1 L. version of the Mettlach stein with mold number 1786 designed by Otto Hupp and made about 1900. This stein is usually seen with a ceramic "dragon head" thumblift.
Hilf du heiliger Florian.
Wir fangen's zweite Löschen an.
Help, St. Florian.
We are commencing the second quenching.
Translation: Les Hopper compilation
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