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Tumblers, basically cylindrical with flat bottoms, were the most common glass vessel in early America. They suited a wide variety of beverages, especially the beer, cider, and ale that were consumed by most Americans. Taverns offered tumblers to serve distilled liquors such as rum, gin, and whiskey as well as to hold the mixed drinks of the 1830s and 1840s with picturesque names like mint-sling, hailstone, snowstorm, and timber-doodle.


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Glass tumblers

creator   Unidentified
date   c. 1820
process/materials   glass-blown, molded
item type   Household Goods/Food Service Tools & Equipment
accession #   #1999.13.511

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