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1920’s Lightbulb Testing Rig Turned Into A Bar

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In the 1920’s, lightbulbs were tested in contraptions like the one you see above. At least they were in a factory in Germany, where a similar device was discovered recently, and after which the above bar was fashioned. Made out of iron with an antique looking finish that replicated the patina on the original tester rig, the 265 lbs behemoth will look classy in just about any living space. Given that it’ll set you back $1,995 to own it, we suspect that if you can afford it, you already live in decent looking digs and will be appreciative of how it complements your other undoubtedly expensive furnishings.

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Expensive Liquor Calls For Something Like This Ice Ball Press

By David Ponce

Like any self-respecting gents, we here at OhGizmo! headquarters like to consume fine Scotch Whisky… We of course consume other libations indiscriminately, provided they nudge you steadily closer to inebriation. This squarely puts us into the field of liquor noobs; aside from James Bond’s allusions to drink preparation methods, little did we know how much care can go into fixing a proper intoxicant. Apparently, large spheres of ice are becoming popular in certain bars as they provide the smallest surface area against which to cool your expensive distillate, preventing rapid dilution. Until recently these bars would assign ice-carving bartenders the task of chiseling out spheres one at a time. Devices like this Ice Ball Sphere press seek to make their life easier. It consists of two metal masses with a spherical depression in the middle. Place a chunk of ice in the lower half-spherical hole, insert top half into the guide-rails and gravity will pull the mass down, melting the ice rapidly until a ball shape is achieved about a minute later.

It’s $800 and clearly aimed at bars, though you could of course buy it for your own home. It might go well with that fancy toothpaste squeezer.

Hit the jump for a video and links.

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