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TC Ryder
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I bought a Chop Cup from someone a while back and was wondering if anyone out there recognized it. It has no markings on it but is nicely made. It is made of aluminum and is a full size Chop Cup and will load an Orange or an Apple under it. I was wondering who made it and if it is worth anything. I have attached pictures. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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http://tcmagic.com/c2.jpg

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I've seen a lot of chop cups, but this is the first one I have seen like this.
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Very different indeed. Gee Bill, something that isn't in your collection? Smile
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It used to happen all the time! Now, not so often.
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Maybe a home made job?
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Looks a bit amateur, no?

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This may be a cup that was modified from something else.
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This looks double walled with the gaff spun in, is that the case TC? It's an unusual design that's for sure.
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Imagine doing the hindu cups with 3 of these. Hindu cups on steroids. I can already see the routine in my mind. Where is Pete? He is going to love this.
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It does appear to be double walled. I got it from a Carnie who travels the country.
It has a good m*g*et in it and holds the ball well. It may be handmade but was made well. Thanks you guys for your comments. Any other insight is appreciated.

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I'm here Rannie... yah, Indian cups on Juice... ahah...
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The mind melding of Raymundo and Biro could be a mind MELTING experience for the rest of us!

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I would have to actually see the cup in person to tell much about it. It could be double-walled. That's not exactly a new idea in metal spinning. The Aqua Vase that Rings and Things made was double walled. All you need to do is to spin the lip of the inner section far enough over the outer section to conceal the edge.

Note: I'm not saying that would be easy to do. I'm just saying that's what would need to be done.
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Mickey, it's hot enough here in Hollywood to melt me down... No air cond. our old abode.. whew..
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I can only imagined Pete! When it's hot there you can just bet Bakersfield is hotter than the hubs of hell! We DO have A/C and don't scrimp when it comes to staying cool! Hope it cools down soon!
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It doesn't appear to be literally "double-walled" like the Aqua Vase (still being made by the way!), but rather it looks like there is an insert spun into the cups and held in place with the mouth bead - this would be a two piece cup then until spun together by the mouth bead - you can see the bead in the second photo.
That flat bottom is not very desirable to some guys, but it would sure aid in stablity if you sat it mouth up...
Very unusual looking cup though. Wide enough for an orange or apple! Nice.
Looks like it needs polished - I recommend Mother's Aluminum Polish - get it at an auto parts store or Target, in the automotive section.
I've never seen this cup before. Thanks for sharing the pics!
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Thanks for all of the input.
Here are some measurements. It is 4 3/8 inches high. The top diameter is also 4 3/8 inches. The bottom diameter is 2 inches. I have never really worked with it but since I was curious I tried some stuff. The action is good and the ball stays put and you don't have to bang it hard to dislodge. It is impossible (for me) to load with the same hand that you pick the cup up with unless you pick it up by the lip.

Anyway I guess I will polish it up and play with it.

Thanks again.

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