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 is a paper cup from the 1960s used to distribute free samples of Coca-Cola. It bears the words “Free Sample” and has the distinctive diamond logo pattern used by Coca-Cola from 1966 to 1970. It was referred to as the Harlequin design. The cup also has both “Coca-Cola” and “Coke” printed on it, as well as the phrase, “Ask for it either way, both trademarks mean the same thing”. Although the Coca-Cola Company registered the Coke trademark in the 1940s, they were still trying to get the public used to using the two names interchangeably when referring to their product.
Lily-Tulip Cup Corporation
New York, NY