A Root beer blast from the past! Two little drive-in Glass Rootbeer mugs from Drive-ins! 1st is from JB's Drive-in. This mug is local to my area where the JB's Drive-In has been a Mom & Pops style restaurant owned and operated by the same family for generations.... Jess Benjamin “JB” Taylor, opened the now legendary drive in at 8th Avenue and 25th Street in 1937 and they still have great burgers! This little mug is 3 1/8" tall and holds approx. 3 1/2 oz. It has the classic JB's logo of a shield with script initials. This mug actually has two, one white with red lettering, the other red with white lettering, Great condition with a little roughness (not really a chip, just little flakes or flea-bites).
The A&W Mug has the raised block lettering A&W ROOT BEER and is just a touch taller and in excellent condition! 3 1/2 oz. mug history 1921 It is believed this is first year used. It a stock 3 1/2 oz mug, with raised in glass letters "A & W" 1960 Changed from raised letters to one color "red" silk screen.
So this cup was made some time between 1921-1960.
These are great mugs to add to your drive-in collection!