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.
Pepsi-Cola was invented in 1893 by Caleb Bradham in New Bern, North Carolina. First known as Brad’s drink, it was officially named Pepsi-Cola when Bradham purchased the brand name in 1898. This cup is from the late 1950s to 1960 when the company introduced the slogan “Be sociable, have a Pepsi”.
This 10 ½ ounce paper cup was made by Dixie Cup, a division of the American Can Company of Easton, Pennsylvania. Dixie merged with the American Can Company in 1957. Invented in 1912, the Dixie Cup was first called the Health Kup. It was given the Dixie name in 1919. Today the Dixie Cup name and product line are owned by the paper and chemical manufacturer Georgia-Pacific.
Dixie Cup Division
American Can Co.