Syrup Line Glass
No F in shield on the bottom
This is an authentic
Coca-Cola straight sided glass. There were two versions of this glass,
and this one has a broken syrup line and the graphic from
the letter C in Cola is not connected to it nor does it connect to the L
It has "Coca-Cola" on the front. The glass measures 4" inches tall. It does have a shield mark in the bottom but there is no "F" in it, like the current reproductions.
Reproduction glasses were made in the 1970's by the Federal Glass Co. To identify them, the logo on the bottom is the letter "F" in a fancy font that stands for Federal Glass Co.
This straight sided glass
is the first marked fountain glass to contain coca-cola. It also was the
glass that fit in the silver glass holders, although you always see
people putting the flare glasses in the holders which is incorrect.
The syrup lines aren't etched, they are actually applied by a process
that in effect "stamps" a mixture of white paint and varnish onto the
glass. Then the glass is reheated to harden the graphics. That is why
original flare glasses and strait sided glasses look so crude when
compared to modern silk screening. They also have a straight lip which
is very easily chipped, unlike the newer modified flare glasses of the
20's that had a rolled lip to avoid chipping. They cost too much extra,
especially with the glass holder that not many were produced during that
time frame, and therefore they are considered fairly rare items.