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Offline Mister Loco

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Ravenhead Apollo Glasses
« on: December 06, 2012, 12:07:36 PM »
I wonder if anyone knows how many different sizes were produced in this range?  Thanks.


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Re: Ravenhead Apollo Glasses
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 12:40:16 PM »
3.
They were designed by Annette Meech. I bought my first set in 1975, 6 large glasses, boxed set, £3.45 from Boots.
They all got broken, but I have since ammassed a large collection from charity shops and from friends, I use them all the time.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Ravenhead Apollo Glasses
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 12:07:39 PM »
My Apollo glasses have just arrived and it seems there a four sizes according to the box:
1: Schnapps/Port/Sherry 2: Wine/Spirit 3: Mixer/Drink/Wine and 4: Beer/lager.
Lovely classic design and made in England!


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Re: Ravenhead Apollo Glasses
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 12:32:25 PM »
Sincere apologies!  :-[
I only use the big ones - the half-pint size.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Ravenhead Apollo Glasses
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 12:58:58 PM »
...   four sizes according to the box:
1: Schnapps/Port/Sherry 2: Wine/Spirit 3: Mixer/Drink/Wine and 4: Beer/lager.
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Please would anyone who has any of these glasses please report on their height and capacity, so that eventually we will be able to identify individual glasses.   As always, please use the measuring system that you are happiest with.   We can do the conversions once we have the information in.   Heights should be measured in millimetres, centimetres, inches with decimals, or inches with fractions.   Capacities should be measured in litres, pints, or fluid ounces (see your Pyrex measuring jug), or just tell us how many full glasses make one litre or one pint.   If you must include conversions, please always put calculated conversions in parentheses.

So, for example:
  • 69.5mm 2.75" would indicate that you had measured the glass twice, once in metric and once in imperial.
  • 69.5mm (2.75") would indicate that you had measured the glass in metric and calculated the conversion.
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Re: Ravenhead Apollo Glasses
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2012, 11:15:54 PM »
My daughter's Apollo glasses are approximately 8.5cm and 10.5cm in height.

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Re: Ravenhead Apollo Glasses
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2012, 11:33:09 PM »
ebay listing, item 400350939069, is for a boxed set of "Wine/Spirit".   Height "just over 3 inches".

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Re: Ravenhead Apollo Glasses
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2012, 05:11:05 AM »
Working through completed listings for boxed sets on ebay, I've come up with the following measurements by sellers (apparently not taken from printed information on the boxes):
  • Schnapps/Port/Sherry 3" 7cl
  • Wine/Spirit 3½" 14cl
  • Mixer Drink/Wine 4Ό" 25cl
... which leaves only Beer/Lager, which must have measurements in the ranges 5Ό" – 6", 40cl – 57cl (1 pint).

My daughter's measurements don't seem to fit too easily!

Please can we have some accurate measurements from actual glasses.

One minor correction.   Mister Loco's third reported size "Mixer/Drink/Wine" is printed as "Mixer Drink/Wine" on the front of the appropriate box.

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Re: Ravenhead Apollo Glasses
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2012, 04:33:33 PM »
Bernard, I have these in three heights as follows:
74mm, 87mm, 127mm - I'm missing the 3rd size ones.


 

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