RDeSelms

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • in reply to: To Roy regarding stein of the month #56498

    RDeSelms
    Participant

    Ken – Anyone aware of what’s going on in the world now even as we speak will realize that the rise of “anti-Semitic”, “white supremacist” and “neo-Nazi” movements especially here in the USA is a timely subject. This article must be taken as a whole in order to make sense. Thanks for your interest. – Roy

  • in reply to: 6 pointed Brewers Star on steins #28439

    RDeSelms
    Participant

    Also check out stein of the month March 2013 for another version of the hexagram as a brewer’s symbol.

  • in reply to: Is there another T. Maddock character stein? #27343

    RDeSelms
    Participant

    Ron,

    Many years ago SCI Master Steinologist Roland Henschen pointed out in Prosit that the popular Mettlach PUG stein referred to as “The Bowling Gnomes” did not have “Bowling Gnomes” at all, but did have gnomes playing at Nine-Pins or Skittles. The only way to really tell is to be able to count the pins. If they were bowling, they would have been using 10-pins. The Mettlach Catalog describes this stein with décor number 727 as “Kegelscenen” which correctly translated should be “Nine-Pins or Skittles scenes”. Using the term “Bowling Ball” is expedient, but to be absolutely correct should be “Nine-Pins or Skittles Ball”. The German words “Kegel” = Pin and “Kugel” = ball, so I would guess that a Nine-Pins or Skittles ball would be a “Kegelkugel”.

  • in reply to: Is there another T. Maddock character stein? #27341

    RDeSelms
    Participant

    Hi Ron – I have 2 comments regarding your query, but no photos.

    first – Mike Wald and the authors of charactersteins.com were both aware that Maddock did not make the only American character stein. White’s of Utica N.Y. made a Bismarck character and an Owl character. I know they knew this because I sent a photo of the Owl character to Mike Wald in the 1980’s. This was the first photo available and came from the great….great grandson of Emil White who happened to live in Rochester NY near me at the time.

    Second – Please note that football and bowling are American games and reasonable for an American maker to have designed and produced. Most (but not all) football steins made in Germany will be for soccer and rugby and those for bowling (10 pins) will have been made for Kegeln or Skittles (9 pins). Unfortunately I don’t have photos of any of these for you.

  • in reply to: early newspaper stein ads #27295

    RDeSelms
    Participant

    Ron – Thanks for pointing this out. Here are a few more from the June Prosit: Theresienthaler Ernstallglasfabrik, Lorenz & Co. Dresden, V. Sachs, J. Reinemann and J. Reinemann/Jos. Lichtinger.

  • in reply to: 10/20 capacity mark #27085

    RDeSelms
    Participant

    I think Ron’s 4/17/15 reply is right on:

    “It could be one of those marketing ploys for us dumb consumers. Like when they price gas at $2.999 so we don’t realize we are paying $3.00 per gallon. If you have a couple of beers it might work, by then 10/20 L does sound like more than 1/2 L.”

    I would like to add that 10/20 L is a more precise number than 1/2 L in the same sense that 0.50 L is more precise than 0.5 L. Germans tend to be very precise when it comes to dealing in money and/or quantity transactions. So this might be a ploy to make the beer drinker think that he’s getting more exactly what he’s paying for.

Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)