Here’s an interesting historical artifact. It’s a trade catalog for bars and restaurants from a company in New York, the L & M Goldsticker company, which published an “illustrated catalogue” of “bar room glassware and bottlers supplies” in 1892.
Here’s the cover of the 80-page catalog:
And the back cover shows the brick and mortar store on Fulton Street in New York City.
They carried a surprising array of beer glasses for the discerning bar, including some for specific types of beer, along with a number of other accessories and equipment. You can see the entire catalogue online at the Hagley Digital Archives. Below is a majority of the pages with beer glasses on them.
Pages 6 and 7:
Pages 14 and 15:
Pages 16 and 17:
Pages 22 and 23:
Patrick Ryan says
Does this mean that some breweries have always produced proprietary glasses for their beer, a la Boston Beer Company’s invention of its special pint glass for Boston Lager?