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 Post subject: Can anyone identify these glass dishes?
New postPosted: February 7th, 2013, 11:19 am 
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These 2 cobalt blue glass dishes were given to me.
The giver can't remember what the heck they were made for.

They're 1.5" tall with a same height cone in the center....6.5" and 8.5" across.


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They should work for putting salt on glasses for margaritas.


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Jerry, my first thought was that these are bases for gravity waterers that people used to use for chickens. My aunt had some clear glass ones that were similar that she used with an overturned mayo jar in the center when she had baby chicks that she kept in a separate coop until they were big enough to go into the yard with the rest of the chickens.

My SO's father is an antique glassware dealer and my SO concurred that these look like gravity feeder bases, but to be sure we would have to consult the expert. The expert, however, is 85 years young and doesn't use a computer so we will have to wait until we see him next to get his opinion.


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expatorleanian wrote:
They should work for putting salt on glasses for margaritas.

I think you may be right....I saw some salt dishes for margaritas online and some came in 2 sizes.


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OkieYat wrote:
Jerry, my first thought was that these are bases for gravity waterers that people used to use for chickens.



My first thought too. I had some very similar as a little girl for my baby chicks.

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