Vintage Cups, Glasses and Mugs
In our blogs, we’ve been featuring a different promotional or corporate restaurantware product made over the years. This is another in the group of cool retro cups, glasses or mugs from our large collection. Here we’ll be sharing what we’ve learned about it and we welcome your additional input and comments.
This mug symbolizes a piece of local New England history that will soon be coming to an end. This is s a coffee mug from the Cedar Crest Restaurant in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The Cedar Crest has been in business serving Italian-American food since 1936. It was a great meeting place local people and politicians, having both a diner section, as well as a more formal dining room area.
The mug was made by Westford China in Westford, Massachusetts. They have since moved their factory and offices to Nashua, New Hampshire. This mug is difficult to date, as there are no codes to define when it was made, but I’d guess it was from the 1970s or 80s.
You may also want to stop by Retroplanet.com to see Keith’s blog under the heading of New England Memories for his thoughts about the Cedar Crest Restaurant. It’s an entertaining account of the history of a local gem.