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  1. mike
    March 7, 2016 @ 1:02 pm

    Another excellent article about a local source of pride.
    I go by Victor Insulator dozens of times through the course of the year. I knew a little about the company and what they did.
    But this article made it even more ‘home-made’.

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  2. Alan Rosbrook
    March 7, 2016 @ 8:16 pm

    Great Article. Are there any insulator mugs available anywhere?

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  3. Elizabeth Hicks
    March 8, 2016 @ 6:55 pm

    I grew up in Victor and would love to own a piece of local history too!

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  5. Linda Whitney
    July 3, 2019 @ 1:20 pm

    I have two Victor coffee mugs that I will be posting on my Etsy shop. Great article, by the way.

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  7. CAROL S HOLAMON
    November 30, 2019 @ 10:33 pm

    Did Victor do an old fashioned shaving mug and brush? I bought one that is in the original box marked No 4149, but can’t find any mention of it. Thank you

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    • Chris Clemens
      November 30, 2019 @ 10:34 pm

      Hi Carol—to my knowledge they never did a shaving mug with brush, but the Victor style was definitely incorporated into some shaving mugs from other manufacturers.

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  8. Linda Bradley
    February 27, 2020 @ 9:12 pm

    I have what looks like a vintage Victor mug, but the bottom of the mug bears no stamp or name. We’re all Victor mugs stamped or marked, or do I have a fake Victor mug?

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  9. M. Lucas
    April 1, 2020 @ 8:28 pm

    I have a copy – picked it up at the Battleship North Carolina gift shop – love it!

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    July 5, 2020 @ 8:42 am

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    • Chris Clemens
      July 5, 2020 @ 10:55 am

      Hey Dwayne…. Exploring Upstate doesn’t sell anything–just tells stories about Upstate New York. So, there isn’t a catalogue to provide. Sorry!

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  11. Dea
    October 7, 2020 @ 2:53 am

    Great article! I own a few great Victor mugs…it’s one of my “keep my eyes open for them” treasure hunting goodies when I go to garage sales or the Goodwill. My heart always does a quick, excited leap when I find one!
    A quick fun story about my favorite one that has some beautiful mallards on it. My husband ran over it with his truck, and the only damage was a black tire mark on it! I was so mad at him, cause he had been working on his truck and drinking his coffee with my favorite mug, then he had the audacity to run over it!!! We both were pretty amazed it survived, and he was happy cause he knew I would have been crushed if the mug had been crushed! Amazingly strong mugs!! (He’s not allowed to take my Victor mugs outside anymore!) 🙂

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