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PostSubject: do you know why?   Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:26 pm

do you know why some old beer tankereds had a glass bottom?
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PostSubject: Re: do you know why?   Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:43 am

this has some thing to do with the term "taking the kings shilling" Question
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PostSubject: Re: do you know why?   Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:04 pm

ok since nobody has commented i will just give the answer:

Metal tankards are often sometimes with glass bottoms. The legend (but a myth) is that the glass bottomed tankard was developed as a way of refusing the King's shilling, i.e. conscription into the British army or navy. The drinker could see the coin in the bottom of the glass and refuse the drink, thereby avoiding conscription.

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