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 glass was made by Libbey Inc. for the Howard Johnson’s restaurant chain around 1967. Libbey called it the “Footed Heavy-Base Tumbler”. This 10 oz. glass, printed with “Hojo Cola”, was used to serve soft drinks. Howard Johnson’s began as a drugstore with a soda fountain in 1925 and grew from there, until it became one of the biggest hotel and restaurant chains in the country. The company’s success began to wane in the late 1970s and the name was eventually sold. There are only a handful of restaurants with the Howard Johnson’s name today, and they are run as franchises.
Libbey Inc. began as the New England Glass Company in 1818 in Boston, Massachusetts. It moved to Toledo, Ohio in 1888. They remain one of the leading glassmakers in North America and export to more than 80 countries worldwide.
300 Madison Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43604