Playboy Club - Vintage Metal Beer Mug/Stein/Tankard

Own a piece of Playboy/Hugh Hefner history with this original 1960's Vintage Beer Mug/Stein/Tankard, from the Playboy Club - aluminum body with the official engraved 'Playboy Bunny' logo on the sides and glass bottom.

Why a glass bottom?!? The legend goes that the glass bottomed Beer Mug/Stein/Tankard was developed as a way of refusing the King's shilling, i.e. conscription into the British army or navy. The drinker could see the coin in the bottom of the glass and refuse the drink, thereby avoiding conscription.

In a bar fight, the first punch was thrown while the recipient had the tankard raised to his mouth; another legend has it that the glass bottom was implemented so as to see the attack coming.

A further story is that the glass bottom merely allowed the drinker to judge the clarity of their drink while forgoing the expense of a fragile pint glass.

About 5 inches in height and has a great original 'aged/used' patina! 

A must for any man-cave, bar, tavern, saloon, pub,  garage, game room, lady den, gun store - or just as a cool conversation piece in your home or office.


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Category: Glasses, Playboy, Stein, Steins



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