This copy of “An Encyclopedia Of Modern American Humor” by Bennett Cerf has been modified into a book safe – specifically a book safe for storing the included 8oz stainless steel flask.
Book safes are nothing new of course, they’ve probably been around in some form since books were first mass-produced. Some use their book safe for storing important keys, USB backup drives, and sensitive personal items but the most useful has to be the option you see here – the flask book safe.
The person who makes these specialises in them and makes each one to order, they can also use almost any book should you have a different title in mind. Each book safe is modified from a real original book, the shape is carefully cutout and the book remains readable to approximately page 200 – meaning if you’re caught having a medicinal drink during dinner with the mother-in-law you can pretend to be reading.
The 8oz flask contains enough for one (or perhaps two) people to have a few sneaky drams, to give you can idea of size the standard 750ml whiskey bottle is 25.4oz in size – so a full flask works out to approximately 1/3 of a bottle.
Lest you be worried about the destruction of a book, which is understandable, this particular title is not rare and its still widely available on Amazon here.
Articles that Ben has written have been covered on CNN, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, Autoweek Magazine, Wired Magazine, Autoblog, Gear Patrol, Jalopnik, The Verge, and many more.
Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with well over a million monthly readers from around the world and many hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.