Design for a Cocktail Shaker

Design Patent No. 95,925
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Patented June 11, 1935Des. 95,925

United States Patent Office



Howard F. Reichenbach, Waterbury, Conn., assignor to The Chase Companies, Incorporated, Waterbury, Conn., a corporation

Application April 10, 1935, Serial No. 56,296
Term of patent 7 years
To all whom it may concern:

Be It known that I, Howard F. Reichenbach, a citizen of the United States, residing at Water- bury, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented a new, original, and ornamental Design for a Cocktail Shaker or Similar Article, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, forming part thereof.

Fig. 1 is a front view of a cocktail shaker or similar article showing my new design; and

Fig. 2 is a plan view thereof.

I claim:

The ornamental design for a cocktail shaker or similar article substantially as shown.


Chase Brass & Copper Company

By designer Howard F. Reichenbach

The Blue Moon Cocktail Set; shaker, tray and cups, was produced from 1935 to 1941, but only for the first year with the, now hard to find, “shot measure ball top” before changing to a solid serrated flat top.

Originally selling for $9.95 and advertised by Macy’s in December of 1935 as “ For Moderns’ on your list, a clever cocktail set.” , had by December of 1941 soared in price to $11.00

The cocktail shaker can be seen in the first 20 seconds of the 1974 movie Chinatown, set in 1937 Los Angeles. It’s in the bar of the private-eye played by Jack Nicholson in this Hammett-Chandler style mystery.

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