Factory Second: Vintage Victor 6 oz. White Coffee Mug
After answering the call of the U.S. Military to build a better coffee mug, a small electrical insulator company out of Victor, New York ended up creating one of the most iconic coffee mugs in America’s history. Choosing to end production of the mugs in the late 1980’s meant that a genuine Victor coffee mug could potentially be difficult to find in the future.
This is one of the iconic, white diner style Victor mugs, but it’s the 6 oz size, not the common 8 oz. Employees were allowed to bring home a certain number of factory seconds that didn’t pass inspection each month. This one has only one blemish: a chip of porcelain that was stuck on the side of the mug before glazing, effectively ensuring it would be there forever. The condition of this mug is nearly identical to when it first came off the line, and it’s in awesome condition!
For more about Victor coffee mug and a history of the company, checkout this post on Exploring Upstate after a personal tour of the factory!