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Early References of the Boston Shaker

Never mind who invented the cocktail shaker.

On the whole, things like cocktail shakers do not get invented - they are developed

Mr. Simon Khachadourian starts his story about the origins of the Cocktailshaker with the sentence above. Surely he is right. But who gave the today well known "Boston Shaker" his name?

What has the two part mixer, with one part consisting of glass and the other of metal, to do with the city of Boston?

Is Dale de Groff right, when he calls the three part mixer a "cobbler shaker"?

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These are several early illustrations of the Boston Shaker