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 commemorative cup and saucer set manufactured by Syracuse China. Syracuse China was started in 1871 as the Onondaga Pottery Company. They made a durable line of dishware called Syracuse China with airbrushed stencil designs. The name of the company was changed to Syracuse China in 1966. The quality and beautiful colors of Syracuse China have made it very desirable among collectors. In the 1930s they decided to make Econo-Rim china, a line of durable, but smaller restaurantware to meet the needs of the many roadside diners being started. The idea was to make strong china that would fit on the smaller diner tables. The Econo-Rim line was manufactured from 1933 to 1967 and this set is part of that line.
The image on this cup is of the Old Man of the Mountain that was located in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire. This cup dates to the 1960s. Sadly, the Old Man fell in 2003.