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Herr Hepcat
post Oct 6 2003, 07:49 PM
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QUOTE (Rimbaud @ Oct 6 2003, 11:42 AM)
That's not an absinthe fountain.

How nice of you to say what it is not, without providing what it is.
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post Oct 6 2003, 07:58 PM
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Hey, relax there, kiddo! No offense meant. I don't know what it is that you won on eBay, but I am pretty damn sure it's not an absinthe fountain. Maybe it's a perfume fountain or something. I am not an expert on absinthiana, but I know a little bit about it. Oxygenee would be the one to ask for sure.


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post Oct 7 2003, 12:02 AM
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I don't remotely consider myself to be an absinthe expert but my first reaction to checking that link was, "What the f%*k is that thing?" Admittedly, it is kind of cool looking and I suppose that you could drip ice cold water out of it. Not sure if it qualifies as an absinthe fountain.

You may also want to try rubbing it to see if Barbara Eden appears.


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post Oct 7 2003, 12:46 AM
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Those are used for cologne/eau de toilet dispensing.


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post Oct 7 2003, 02:47 AM
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As Zman says, this is a perfume dispenser.

Having said this, you paid less than a twentieth of the price of even an entry level absinthe fountain, and, providing it's still watertight and the tap is working (neither of which unfortunately are forgone conclusions), it might make a servicable substitute.

If it is watertight, the main remaining problem is that it's less than half the height of a real fountain, and so some glasses will be too tall to fit under the spout - if need be you'll have to raise it up a few inches before use.

For future reference, almost everything this particular Luxembourg eBay vendor sells is either faked or grossly misdescribed.


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post Oct 7 2003, 03:05 AM
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We need to add a "Usual Suspects" and their scams to the FAQs.


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post Oct 7 2003, 04:50 AM
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QUOTE (Oxygenee @ Oct 6 2003, 06:47 PM)
If it is watertight, the main remaining problem is that it's less than half the height of a real fountain, and so some glasses will be too tall to fit under the spout - if need be you'll have to raise it up a few inches before use.

On this note , and I know it is not new. I recently acquired a silver coffee urn date stamped 1866. It is wonderfully ornate with a brass spigot. I then fashioned an old piece of walnut from a antique foot stool I had to raise it up about 6". Works wonderfully and is quite stunning.

BTW wish I had $1300 to spend on absinthe censored2.gif


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post Oct 7 2003, 04:26 PM
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I agree with the usual suspects list. I was a bit intrigued with the '30 year old bottle of Absinthe' on Ebay right now. Then was pointed to a thread where this guy is basically a crook. (Needless to say, I'd not bid on an item from a seller with 0 feedback, but I was 'interested'.)

Thanks for the info all, guess I'll have some work to do to make it into an absinthe fountain.

So, as for "Thats not an Absinthe fountain." Well, It will be!!! harhar.gif
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post Oct 7 2003, 04:43 PM
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post Oct 7 2003, 05:55 PM
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QUOTE (Herr Hepcat @ Oct 7 2003, 09:26 AM)
So, as for "Thats not an Absinthe fountain."  Well, It will be!!!  harhar.gif

Head and me picked up a tall Galliano bottle like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...4&category=3269
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...&category=35658

at the flea market earlier this year. $3. the lady originally asked $4 but when I hesitated (to reach for my wallet) she hollered "Three! Three!"...

only the tallest absinthe glasses don't fit under it, and it has a nice drip. you just have to use those cylindrical ice cubes to get the ice in the small opening.

I'm happy with it, and will probably never upgrade.

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