Kaempf Master Host Jigger

Here is a silver plated vintage roll over (a/k/a bottoms up, tipping) style jigger marked “Patent 115831” with a “17” below it and “2 OZ” on the bottom. There is no maker’s mark. Also included is the original box and directions.

635030231 Master Host Jigger Kaempf

This Patent No. 115831 for ” Measuring Container”, dated July 25, 1939, was obtained by H. B. Kaempf. I believe this was the first patent issued for this style of jigger. This type jigger was offered and advertised as “Host” and “Hostess” jiggers with the “Hostess” jigger holding 1 ounce (offered in silverplate) and the “Host” holding 1 and 1/2 ounces ( offered in either sterling or silverplate). The box and accompanying paperwork call this larger 2 ounce jigger the “Master Host”. I don’t know who actually manufactured these jiggers. I think Kaempf retailed it.

It measures approximately 5 and 7/8 inches across including handles. It is heavy in weight.

The November 1939 Jewelers’ Circular had an ad stating “H. B. Kaempf Co., New York, has just introduced a new jigger type measure called the Host and Hostess….they eliminate spilling, and the possibility of staining your table top.”

This jigger is available here at my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/635030231/roll-over-master-host-jigger-kaempf

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