Posted 9 years ago
These two mugs were in a bunch of trash items a lady was throwing out as I gave her kitchen a complete gut & makeover. Once I saw them I brought them to her attention and told her they were silver. She said she knew that and they were still being discarded. I looked carefully through some of the other items she was discarding, and remember getting a few more pieces of pretty cool stuff. Just exactly what escapes at the moment. The inside appears to be lined in aluminum, as it has not tarnished like the outside. On the bottom it has Stanley "It will not break", and then Landers Frary & Clark New Britain Conn. U. S. A. (see photo #4 above enlarged) These markings are in the center and above that it has directions for "hot liquids" and below the center it has the directions for "cold liquids". They don't say sterling or silver plate anywhere I can find but they are. At least I think they are. I tested such a small minute area I'm really unsure. But I didn't want to harm the pieces or their value. They look silver plate at least and I've never seen anything like them before or since acquiring them. I'm also wondering if they have a "glass" lining between the outside silver and the inside aluminum kinda the way an old thermos bottle from the 1960's had. Anyone know what I have??