Sunday, April 7, 2013

Federal Glassware "Inca" Gift Sets Featured In The Company's 1960 Catalog

"Inca" Pattern From Federal Glassware Of Columbus, Ohio

The Federal Glass Company of Columbus, Ohio like other major manufactures of beverage glasses dureing the  30s, 40s, 50s, 60s were always adding new patterns to their collections. In the 1960 catalog from Federal, they promoted "Inca" gift sets.

Pre-Columbian Design Inspiration

According to the company catalog description, "Inca" was inpired by pre-
Colombian motifs. Colors of blue and gold were combined.

Three different sizes of "Inc" glassware were featured: 14oz Inca Sky-Ball, 12oz Beverage and 9oz Cocktail. These styles  came in sets of eight glasses.

It is very unusal to find boxed sets in mint condition. The set shown here was spotted at

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