U. S. Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA.
Title PATTERN GLASS: U. S. COIN BAR TUMBLER.
Seller ID 94-0411
Crystal. Plain sides with clear 1879 dollar coin in base. 3 1/2 x 3 1/8 d. across the top. #59 in Timmerman's U.S. Coin Glass: A Cenutry of Mystery. This tumbler is oneof two made in the 1890s and never reproduced, but were never part of the Silver Age (original name of U.S. Coin) pattern. The only tumbler made in the original pattern had six 1878 dimes around the base & none on the bottom, and was reproduced in the 1970s with coins dated 1892. The other old tumblersnot a part of the original pattern also have smooth sides & a coin in the bottom dated 1882. Timmerman states that these old look-alikes were quite likely produced at other factories within the 18 comprising U. S. Glass Company. Fine (No defects).