Custom etched "FHB" Family Hold Back Crystal Beer Horn/Stein. Can also be used as personalized glassware for someone with the initials FHB. Uthentic crystal glassware and hand painted wine glasses imported from Romania. Each piece is entirely hand created by artisans that have been specializing in the hand blown glass making process for years. All our Romanian glassware is made from 100% lead free crystal with a few collections that feature etching.Stunningly detailed scrolled linework on the legs, check it out... Heavy crystal beer horn weighs 1lb 1oz. 8" tall and 6" wide. Can be used near dinner table for secret FHB code. The initials FHB stand for family hold back. When guests (especially unexpected guests) were served dinner and there was not enough food to go around, the family members would tell each other FHB ("family hold back"), a secret code not to ask for seconds. However, if there was more than enough food to go around, the familys secret message was MIK ("more in kitchen"), meaning that there was more food in the kitchen and the family could keep on eating. FHB was printed in a story from about March 1898 in the Boston (MA).
That was widely reprinted that year. The family using FHB was from West Philadelphia. MIK is cited in print from at least 1906. The initials FHB and MIK are mostly nostalgic today, but are still remembered by many. With FHB and MIK so well known for over a century, does it still work as a secret code?
Tip to the Family If There Is Not Enough to Go Around. Nervous housewives whose husbands frequently bring home company to dinner without preliminary warning often worry in their secret hearts to supply the unexpected guests. A matron living in one of the prettiest suburban residences in West Philadelphia, whose husband persists in bringing home guests at the most inopportune times, has hit upon a happy expedient to meet possible emergencies. In passing any dishes at the table of which there may be a limited supply the hostess makes a point to mention the enigmatical letters, F. In such a manner as not to attract the attention of the guests around the board.
Immediately the members of the family are aware of the circumstances, and discreetly partake very lightly, if at all, of the viands in question, The secret of the three letters was solved a few days ago, and the hostess afterwards laughingly confessed her little scheme. In this instance stands for family hold back. The item "Custom etched FHB Family Hold Back Crystal Beer Horn/Stein Handmade Romania" is in sale since Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Contemporary Glass\Crystal". The seller is "hota_artifacts" and is located in Elkton, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.