Here is a vintage double jigger, with original box, marked ” Martini Gigger ” with the top cover of the box ornamented in mathematical formulas. The end of the box reads ” James Lusk Exclusives, 708 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, Pat. Pend. ” The box is 12 inches long; the jigger is 11 and 3/4 inches long.
One side of the box reads ” Don’t get in a maze of formulas. For the perfect Martini (Manhattan or any 4 – 1 drink ) use the Martini Gigger. This Gigger is mathematically calculated for an absolute 4-1 ratio. The smaller end is exactly .7 of an ounce. The larger end is exactly 2.8 ounces. The total of the two volumes is 3.5 ounces, the capacity of the average cocktail glass.”
I believe the jigger is composed of aluminum. The concept of the 4 – 1 jigger resulted in this lovely piece of mid century modern conceptual art. As they say, form follows function; and this certainly is a functional jigger which will make a statement on your bar as will the box.
Today a well known barware manufacturer and distributor is reproducing this Gigger….but you can have the original.
This Gigger is available for sale here at my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/636941056/martini-gigger-double-4-to-1-jigger