Vintage Cups, Glasses and Mugs
It’s interesting to see the different promotional and corporate products made over the years. Every week we will feature a cool retro cup, glass or mug from our large collection. We’ll share what we’ve learned about them and welcome your additional input and comments.
This is a Chaser Lithiated Soda glass. Chaser was a lemon-flavored soda that contained lithium citrate, an anti-depressant. Lithiated drinks was believed at one time to be a curative for indigestion and hangovers and many of the bi-name soda manufacturers produced them, including 7 Up and Moxie. This soda, manufactured by The Chaser Company of Memphis, Tennessee, appears to have disappeared after the late 1940s. The glass is printed with the words “Chases the Imps”, with an arrow pointing to curious little imps labeled “Thirst”, “Hangovers” and “Indigestion”.
L. E. Smith Glass Company is the manufacturer of this glass. They have been in business since 1907, making American-pressed glass. Today they are one of the few remaining hand-molded glass factories left in this country.
L. E. Smith Glass Co.
Mt. Pleasant, PA