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 Cheer Up soda glass made by the Federal Glass Company. Cheer Up was a beverage sold as both a soft drink and syrups beginning in 1936. Cheer Up was produced by the Orange Smile Syrup Company of St. Louis, Missouri. This glass is marked “Drink Cheer Up Lemon-Lime Refresher” and was used at a soda fountain. Cheer Up was made until the early 1960s. This glass dates to somewhere between 1936 and the 1950’s.
Federal opened in Columbus, Ohio in 1901, mass-producing affordable tableware and tumblers. By 1925 they were the single largest manufacturer of machine-made glasses in the United States. Business declined in the 1970s and the company closed in 1980.
Federal Glass Company