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Pewter Flask Funnel
There are few things on this earth as sad as expensive liquor hitting the floor. Don't be that guy. Use a funnel. Keeping a steady, balanced hand, replenish your flask and take your coldest weather whiskey to the woods or the dinner party, leaving only admiration, not a mess, in your wake.
This funnel is made in the traditional steel-producing city of Sheffield, England, where a pewtersmith founded the company in 1949. Pewter was traditionally used for dinner and glassware in the 18th and 19th century until the making of porcelain. Today it is mainly used to create decorative objects and useful accessories, such as this flask funnel. A nearly weightless accessory that can fit comfortably in a handbag or pocket, you should take this along with you on a night of drinking, for sure.
Use & Care
The simplicity of this funnel is evenly matched with its low maintenance. Use warm soapy water to wash it by hand and let it dry with a soft cloth. Because of pewter's low melting point, it's very important to not put your funnel in the dishwasher. Chances are, you won't need to be washing this tiny funnel too often anyway.
Pewter doesn't tarnish easily like silver, but if it happens to show signs of wear, you can use a metal polish, polishing in straight lines, before washing.
Production & Design
This pewter flask funnel contains a minimum of 92% tin. Tin doesn't oxidize in air easily and is a favored vessel for food and drink because of it's low toxicity. Lead was phased out of pewter many decades ago. Because of tin's malleability, the remaining 8% of pewter is a mix of hardening metals, mostly copper and antimony.
Skilled pewter craftsman Arthur Wentworth started his company in a suitcase, eventually conjuring a catalogue of all things pewter.