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Shrinking Jar

You pay for it, you break it.
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OK, so you’ve eaten a lot of the pickles or beets from a tall jar and have tired of trying to harpoon some more. This jar has one or two areas of screw threads farther down, matching the threads on the top. Above each screw thread the glass is scored with a ground notch around its circumference.

You simply pour off any excess liquid and give the jar a sharp knock above the score with a knife handle. The glass ring above loosens to be placed in the recycle bin, and the jar has become shorter and more accessible. Take some pickles and screw on the lid.

This could also be done with threaded (glass screwed on glass with a thin rubber seal) bottom jar and glass ring jar extension(s).

FarmerJohn, Jan 15 2005

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This could only lead to Pickle Buoys - no? [JungFrankenstein, Jan 15 2005]

No pickle's gonna get away from this! http://commons.wiki...Whaling_harpoon.jpg
Make this bugger 2" high and clip it to the rim of the pickle jar. [wagster, Jan 17 2005]


       im quite sure i have no idea what you are talking about.
benfrost, Jan 15 2005

       Challenged by resealable glass jars that have a rubber membrane between their split vertical halves that is part of the regular rubber lid ring. Screw lids on each end.
mensmaximus, Jan 15 2005

       Imagine removing the top half of a jar and screwing the lid on threads already cast on the lip of the bottom half.
FarmerJohn, Jan 15 2005

       Isn't this where you put things you want to shrink? (like your credit card)
robinism, Jan 15 2005

       I like the extensions. I like the scored glass even better, except that I'd pretty nervous about breaking glass around things I'm about to eat. I don't like breaking things full of old vinegar either.   

       Maybe plastic jars, or glass with plastic film on both sides.
tiromancer, Jan 15 2005

       The threaded glass sections could be joined by threaded metal collars, the same way threaded plumbing pipes are joined by threaded collars. That way you don't have to screw glass to glass. The rubber gasket fits between the glass jars.   

       When is a jar not a jar?
robinism, Jan 15 2005

       when its a door...thats closed
Susan, Jan 17 2005

       Forget the Shrinking Jar, [wagster] is liking the Pickle Harpoon concept. Mounted on the rim and modelled on modern deck mounted harpoons.
wagster, Jan 17 2005

       Tiny, tiny crumbs of glass in my gherkins. Just what I want.
hippo, Jan 17 2005

       Actually, that would be a nice idea - a mini, domestic-grade CAT scanner: "Do these grapes have pips in?" - "Uh, I'm not sure - let me put one in the CAT scanner...".
hippo, Jan 18 2005


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