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Author Topic: Need identification for 60's Smoked Glass Tumbler - Please help!  (Read 2831 times)

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Offline michaelaschosland

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Hi, hope you can help.

I have a small collection of 60's Glass Tumblers that were given to me by my Mother and I love them dearly.

I have no idea who the manufacturer is other than that they are original 1960's, smokey glass, heavy tapered base.

I have attached a photo to help as a discription doesnt do justice.

Thanks :rn:

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Re: Need identification for 60's Smoked Glass Tumbler - Please help!
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2009, 09:28:28 PM »
Hi Michael,
welcome to the board,
i'm not positive, but i have a feeling these glasses were given away by Shell or BP garages,
in the 60s/70s, I seem to remember my parents having some.

Im sure other members will search their memories and correct me if im wrong :D
I suspect they were made in Britain .

Anyone agree or disagree?

Andy
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Offline michaelaschosland

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Re: Need identification for 60's Smoked Glass Tumbler - Please help!
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2009, 01:18:50 PM »
Hi Andy

Thanks for the response.

I am sure that whatever they are they probably were not expensive, but I really love them because they are a perfect size and fit really nicely in my hand.

Andy do you know if this glass shape has a name?  I keep coming across U Shaped glasses which are used for stemless wine glasses but this is not quite the same shape.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Need identification for 60's Smoked Glass Tumbler - Please help!
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2009, 03:12:23 PM »
Id just call them tumblers, a couple of possible makers,
Holmegaard (Danish) Caithness or Wedgwood,
search on this board for Holmegaard tumblers, or have a look on this site,
http://www.replacements.com/crystal/manu/a.htm

may take a long time as theres hundreds of possibles  :o

Good luck
Andy
(hopefully some of the Scandinavian and British collectors will give you more opinions)
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Re: Need identification for 60's Smoked Glass Tumbler - Please help!
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2009, 03:41:58 PM »
Id just call them tumblers, a couple of possible makers,
Holmegaard (Danish) Caithness or Wedgwood,
search on this board for Holmegaard tumblers, or have a look on this site,
http://www.replacements.com/crystal/manu/a.htm

may take a long time as theres hundreds of possibles  :o

Good luck
Andy
(hopefully some of the Scandinavian and British collectors will give you more opinions)

Pretty sure these are not Holmegaard and, despite the slight similarity in design, they're not Lemington either.

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Re: Need identification for 60's Smoked Glass Tumbler - Please help!
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009, 08:29:42 AM »
Must admit I see these (or very very similar) all the time in charity shops, I thought they were made by Arcopal or Luminarc

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Re: Need identification for 60's Smoked Glass Tumbler - Please help!
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2009, 09:13:15 AM »
Sue,
you may be right.
Anyone think my theory of free gifts with petrol ring any bells ?? If so, they would have to be mass produced.
My Dad, loved anything 'free', he still does ::)

I remember having 3 or 4 of them.
Andy
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Offline malwodyn

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Re: Need identification for 60's Smoked Glass Tumbler - Please help!
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2009, 02:52:56 PM »
I have a vague memory of tumblers being given away with petrol, but weren't they brown, rather than smoky grey?

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Re: Need identification for 60's Smoked Glass Tumbler - Please help!
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2009, 12:17:51 AM »
I think they were given away with petrol (Esso) they did it with fancy looking wine glasses too in the 80s. in every charity shop you see.
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Re: Need identification for 60's Smoked Glass Tumbler - Please help!
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2009, 12:25:35 AM »
in the late 70s 80's esso gave away loads of free stuff mainly sets if glass

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