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Aperitif Glass

TitleAperitif Glass
Object NameAperitif Glass
Manufactured ByUniversal Veilcote Co.
DescriptionWine glass is red with clear stem and base. "USA" marked on base." In 1950 four American companies were manufacturing styrene stemware, which was offered in various styles and colors, and promoted as low cost and shatterproof. Styrene stemware in the form of goblets, wine glasses, cocktail glasses, sherbet glasses, and other forms competed with traditional glassware but mostly opened a new market for plastic stemware for large picnics, large parties and other entertainments. Universal Veilcote Company produced six styles of styrene stemware. These and the offering of their competitors (F.J. Kirk Molding Co., Schwarz Bros., and Plastics Mfg. Co.) were featured in Modern Plastics (July, 1950), p62.
Date Manufacturedc. 1950
Material Trade NameLustrex
Manufacturing ProcessInjection Molded
Number of Objects1
Accession Number2003.158
DonorGift of National Plastics Center. Originally gift of George McIntyre.
Broad SubjectKitchenware
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