Hip Nip and Hot Nip Plastic Flasks

Submitted by Allee Willis May 17th, 2010
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No one can accuse Garvin, the designer of this drunk matching 50’s couple, for thinking small: “Hip Nip can be used for Scotch, Mouthwash, Gin, Shave Lotion, Rye, Urine-analysis, Bicarb, Bourbon, Malted, Aspirins, Deodorant, Suntan oil and Hairdressing”. His mate, Hot Nip, only promises “to keep you warm”.

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Hot Nip and Hip Nip are screen-printed and textured on soft plastic pint flasks. They have rubber heads and a screw-on cap wedged into their fat wrestler necks.

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Although these are most valuable as a set, I’m not sure they were manufactured at the same time. “¬©Garvin… Milbit Mfg Co, Inc” is in 9 point flush left and flush right type at the bottom of Hot Nip while “¬©Garvin-Milbit” is in 3 point type centered at the bottom of Hip Nip. Though the discrepancy – most matched sets have consistent copyright info and placement – could also be because Garvin was out of room after he listed the voluminous amounts of substances that could inhabit Hip Nip or perhaps had imbibed some of them before he started.

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Hot Nip is rarer than Hip Nip though they are both very popular citizens in my kitchen kommunity of Kitch.