This toy was created by Don Poynter of Poynter Products Inc. of Cincinnati OH, back in 1975. His company, sadly no longer in existence, created a range of wonderful and inventive toys.
We are no longer certain what the original name was for this toy, so we have christened it the 'automatic butler'. Press the top of the box and a hand appears from inside, holding a small bottle. The hand then pours a small measure into the waiting glass, and then vanishes inside the box again.
There is a resevoir inside the box, so you can fill it with whatever liquid you choose. The amount poured is quite small - more a measure of whisky than a large beer!
Like many toys, this was produced for a short time, and then discontinued.