Item Number: 709
Production Dates: 1933-1943 as Beer Mug and 1974-1982 as Tankard
The Fostoria American Beer Mug is an intriguing piece. It was first introduced around 1933 and was produced for about a decade. It then disappeared off the assembly line for about thirty years. Later (around 1974), it was re-introduced as a “Tankard” and was kept in the production line through 1982. Therefore, this piece could be called a Beer Mug, or a Tankard, depending on when it was produced.
The Beer Mug (aka Tankard) is a hefty piece of glass. It is quite substantial, and would be a welcome addition to your Fostoria American collection, or to a well-stocked bar. The Beer Mug is approximately 4½” tall and has a capacity of about 12 ounces. While the Beer Mug was predominately produced in clear crystal, it was also made in a brown tone as well. Some folks call the color “smoke grey”, while others simply call it “brown”. The colored mugs are harder to find than the crystal versions, and there are even a select few in the ruby color.
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