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basic terminology which has been widely adopted by stein collectors.
these terms are obvious, while others, especially the terms for the
the pewter fittings, are specialized. The following points supplement
- Inlaid lid - A lid which is comprised of a decorative piece
of ceramic or
glass which is contained within a pewter ring which in turn is part of
overall lid mounting. The inlaid portion is normally referred to as the
- Hinge - While the pewter hinge rotates like a standard
furniture hinge and
gives the appearance of being made with a pin, in fact the so-called
is actually formed in combination with the inner hinge rings as a
of pewter. Any attempt to "knock out" the hinge pin in order to work
on the lid will result in damage to the hinge.
- Thumblift - Thumblifts were intended to provide a means to
lift the lid of a
stein in order to drink.