Collapsible cup

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Tikka, Mar 3, 2016.


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  1. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

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    I've had this since I was a kid and still use it.
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I think (but do not know) that mine is still around here somewhere. Identical, to the lid's embossing.
     
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  3. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    @ghrit
    I know one thing, they are old; my guess is the 1950s or earlier. It was small and I used to use it to drink spring water when hunting or hiking.
     
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  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    @Tikka
    Got mine as a cub scout, so the 50s era is close. Back when creeks and streams ran clean, dipping worked for me too. Not quite as nice for tea, that's when we went to the cook kits for the cup, and even then had to use a rag to keep from burning fingers. (EVERYBODY had a bandanna, not so?)
     
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  5. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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  6. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    @ghrit
    Back then, products stayed on the market for years. Never figured out why everything has to change so often today and less interested in hencho in Mexico or China.

    Where I grew up the nearest Scouts were about 30 miles or so away. Plus, my chores kept me busy. As two of my chores were shooting groundhogs and crows, it wasn't all work. :) As I kept the groundhog population low; in Fall, we hunted small game and deer on the farms.

    On a hot day, I used to dip for a drink while fishing for trout.

    Here there are a lot of rock springs which are supposedly clean. I did take a sample to the Health Dept. for testing who gave it their seal of approval.. At least for the sample I brought them.

    @kellory
    Surprisingly they date back to the Victorian era.

    collapsible drinking cup | suegray seaglass

    No price, then again if one has to ask, they can't afford it and that means me.. :D
     
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  7. pearlselby

    pearlselby Monkey++

    @Tikka, I remember them!!!
     
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  8. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    @pearlselby
    @ghrit and I remember when the water was clean enough to drink with them..

    Although there are still places, not as many as there was...
     
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  9. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    I had one of those when I was a kid. Long gone, unfortunately.
     
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  10. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Mine is Plastic, and 60 years old... Bought it at REI, before anyone had ever heard of the Outfit....
     
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  11. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    @BTPost
    As it goes back to my earliest memories, I have no clue where it was purchased. Do you remember the old Herter's catalogs?
     
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  12. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I have one of the plastic ones ,I think it actually had a storage for aspirin inside . it's too old to use ,just a novelty.
    I prefer my solid stainless cup ,it has more uses.
     
  13. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Mine is old and although it has a few dents in the cover, it still doesn't leak.

    (American made)
     
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