This lovely drinking glass is from the Delaware & Hudson Railroad. At 4.5 inches tall it would be a juice glass, but could have been used for water or milk or in a bar car for cocktails. It was made by the Libbey Glass Company, whose name for the shape was "Columbian Highball."
This glassware is illustrated and discussed on page 66 of "Sparkling Crystal: A Collector's Guide to Railroad Glassware" by Larry Paul, who assigns it a number D&H-GW-2a .
An attractive 1.25 inch tall "the D&H" script logo graces the side. The thick, rolled rim invented for resistance to chipping-- called "No-Nik" -- was designed and patented by hotel supplier Albert Pick & Co., which sold it to Libbey in 1926, according to Paul.
On the bottom, the scrolling "L" Libbey Glass trademark is embossed. The presence of a circle around the L is a date code Libbey began to use in the late 1940s.
CONDITION is superb with no signs of use. The logo, which is either frosted or very fine white enamel, is sharp and clear. The glass is crystal clear and shiny, with no cloudiness or other problems.
A beautiful addition to any good collection of railway passenger dining items.
RAILROAD Memorabilia & Antiques + Americana: Dog, Cat, Kitchenware, Restaurant Collectibles
EVERY ITEM SATISFACTION GUARANTEED ~ Multi-Purchase Discounts ~ Layaways ~ Ask For Our Best Price (Offers are Welcome) !