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Glasgow Pottery - John Moses & Co.

Mercer Pottery

O.P.Co. – Syracuse China

Bloomfield Industries
Corning Glass Works

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This is one of my favorite flips, made to serve Malted Grape Nuts in a soda fountain setting.

It is 5 1/4" wide by 6 1/4" high and is made of extremely heavy glass with flat ribs. There is an indentation molded into the glass for the golden yellow sign, and it appears to be made of slumped glass.

There is no manufacturer's mark on the lid, and the glass itself is unmarked.

Check out this July 1, 1924 ad for Malted Grape Nuts in the Milwaukee Journal that urges customers to "Drink your lunch at the fountain." (Click for larger image):






Postum Cereal Company was the manufacturer of Malted Grape Nuts, founded by C. W. Post in 1895 in Battle Creek, Mich.

Postum Cereals began acquiring companies, including Jell-O, Baker's Chocolate, Maxwell House. In 1929, it changed its name to General Foods Corp. General Foods, according to the wikipedia, was taken over by Philip Morris in 1985, and Philip Morris subsequently merged General Foods with Kraft Foods in 1989.

Post Cereals was spun off in 2007 and again in 2011 and is now (2012) known as Post Holdings Inc.

Malted Grape Nuts was described in Postum's advertising in the June 8, 1926 Crawfordsville Review as a "Chocolate-Flavored Drink Made of Wheat and Barley" that was probably as appetizing as its coffee equivalent, Postum.

A similar ad ran in the July 17, 1925 Milwaukee Journal. Apparently, it was a popular additive to drinks as was an ice cream flavor, too.





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