Booze Bombs: “Rare Set 1960s Cold War Ammunition Decanters, Bar Set” for sale on 1st Dibs for $1,800
Booze Bomb Decanters
Nowadays it might seem tone deaf to ring in the new year with “Booze Bombs.” You could laugh your head off about these “booze bomb decanter” gag gifts in the early 1960s. But these days, with the specter of a terrorist attack hanging over Times Square, it’s maybe not so funny.
David Breslow apparently founded his import company, Davar Products, Inc. in 1957. They sold and distributed a range of products including beanbag ashtrays, Japanese Lacquer Ware and novelty ceramics like the aforementioned decanters with the stenciled type.
Breslow also held at least one patent, for a battery driven ashtray.
Did the company advertise these products? Asked and answered, after the fold…
Joe Clayton writing for the Springfield Leader and Press included “Booze Bombs” in his 1962 survey of gag gifts entitled, Giddy Gifts for Gay Guys.
The company also created a Florida branch in 1968 called Davar Products of Florida.
In the 1968 classified ad on the right (printed in The Tampa Tribune) the company sought out policemen, firemen and mailmen to hire as part time salesmen.
See also: Weaponized Packaging