Eureka Goblet Printer’s Block

Jul 17, 2023 | Museum Monday Treasures

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is an old printer’s block featuring a Eureka goblet. The drawings of the goblet appear to be from the patent application for design No. 2,323, issued May 22, 1866, by designer Charles Ballinger, assigned to McKee and Brothers. As can be seen from the second image, reversed so that the lettering can be read, even the pattern name is given, though of course that was not part of the patent application.

We also have an example of this goblet in the collection. It is flint glass, 6” high, with a top diameter of 3 ¼”. It rings beautifully!

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