Identifying Old Measuring Cup

I have a glass measuring cup that appears to be very old. I have never seen one like it. Perhaps someone out there can give me some information about it.


It shows:

  • lb. measures, ex. 1/4 lb. flour or sugar (both written on the cup)
  • teaspoon measures
  • cup measures
  • oz. measurements
  • pint measurements
  • tablespoon measurements

It has no markings on the bottom of it. It stands 3 inches tall with no pouring spout. Can any one tell me anything about this measuring cup. A big thanks for reading this.

Update: This is the measuring cup that I am trying to identify. It is clear glass, not vaseline. The cup is reflecting the color of the towel it is sitting on.

By Connie H from Smithville, TN

Old Measuring Cup
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July 26, 20090 found this helpful
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Spent quite awhile surfing just now and can only find this site that 'might' be of help :-( Click on 'community' and see if there might be a place to post the photo and question there. ... ring+cups&ref=related&page=1

It's difficult to say just how old this measuring cup is or who it is who made it without talking to a specialist or two :-( My guess is that it's from somewhere in the 30's thru 60's but might even be older than that.

You could also try going to the library and checking out all the available Kovel's books (new editions come out every year and Kovel's has been around forever and a day) that tells the worth of hundreds of vintage and antique items.

Another thing you could do is check out ebay and type in glass vintage measuring cups and/or glass antique measuring cups.

No matter what, it's a very cool looking measuring cup :-) Hope this has been of help!

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August 10, 20090 found this helpful
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My mom had a clear glass measuring cup that looked like that. I was born in 1938 and remember it as a child. So, I would say the 1940's. Try looking it up by date to see if you see something similar.

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October 25, 20100 found this helpful
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Actually, the cup is probably from around the 1900's. Cooks used to have measuring scales in the kitchen. My great grandmother had one. Recipes used to call for amounts in weight measures. It changed soon after that but in old recipe books they still call for weights.

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July 26, 20090 found this helpful

This is the measuring cup I am trying to identify. I sent the pictures separately. I hope they came through. If not, let me know. Connie H.

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July 26, 20090 found this helpful

This cup is clear glass. Sitting on the green towel it looks like vasaline glass but it isn't. It's just a reflection. If you look close you can see the words "Flour & Sugar" written on the cup. You can also see cup, oz, & pint. The teaspoon & Tablespoon measures are lower down and harder to see in this picture.

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August 8, 20090 found this helpful

Hi - nice cup - go to eBay and click on their "site map" (top right , I think). Look down right side and find discussion boards. Click on this and then look for one of the names that has glass in it. You may have to sign in or join? but this is minor.

Present your pictures and info to this board and you will get very good info. These people are experts at what they do.

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October 7, 20140 found this helpful

I know this is an old post but I have the exact same cup! I found it when we were cleaning out my grandmother's house after she passed away and I fell in love with it. I'm wondering if it might have belonged to her mother. Has any more information been learned about it?

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I have a five cup measuring jar that has measured scales for liquids by weight, quart, pint, and gill and by tea and coffee cups. There is also dry measure (flour) by 1/4 pounds and ounces. It is also embossed with helpful advice, such as:

1 pound sugar makes 1 pint, 1 pound butter makes 1 pint, good milk contains 10% cream, etc.

It is pink and looks to be very old but in great shape. Any help with age and value would be appreciated

By vtech1059

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October 31, 20110 found this helpful

Locate the mfg. stamped/embossed/label on the bottom of the measuring cup.

Do a google search using mfg. name with measuring cup. Go to the library and look through/order through them a book on that manufacturer. Seek an antique dealer to have them look at the item and give their opinion. I got a book from the library, and the author had their contact information in it. I was asked to send them pics of different angles of the item and they could tell me more about it. The author did contact me. Just another way of obtaining information through various sources.

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