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Posted Thu Aug 16, 2012, 4:26am
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CSG Said:

So now I have 10.

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Lol!

I found some in the 7.5 oz size (they made both 6 and 7.5 oz mugs).  And all I needed was one...

I just bought another 6 white ones yesterday as the sale was local to me & I can pick them up. Now I'll have 12!

I now wish I had a few of these larger 7.5 oz ones haha! {;-)

 
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Posted Thu Aug 16, 2012, 8:30am
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The 7.5's *seem* to have slightly thinner walls but I'm going to have to get my calipers out to check.  

I know someone who was selling the remaining stock of Victors talked about counterfeits on his site but the only reference to Chinese mugs that I ever found from an official source was a trade magazine article published in 2004 (?) that said Victor decided to cease production because of competition from the Chinese (Ultima, IIRC) and said nothing about their mugs being counterfeited with the Victor name imprinted on the bottom.  I don't believe the counterfeit story at all or the whole serif/sans serif logo.  Neither did anyone involved in a discussion about this issue on a restaurant ware discussion site.

The seller of these 7.5 oz mugs stated they were told that Victor didn't make 7.5 oz mugs (indeed they did) so they were probably fake.
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Posted Thu Aug 16, 2012, 10:13am
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I wanted to post a link to the story about Victor mugs that talked about Ultima making copies that were stamped "China" on  the bottom.  The Victor folks were convinced they took a Victor mug and made a copy of it but nowhere was the claim of counterfeiting the Victor logo.

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Posted Thu Aug 16, 2012, 1:53pm
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Thanks for the link Chris!

I actually saved this page to "My Documents" folder back on July 24th one day after my order to Victor Mugs when I was doing some research on Victor mugs.

 
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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2012, 6:14pm
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CSG Said:

The 7.5's *seem* to have slightly thinner walls but I'm going to have to get my calipers out to check.  

I know someone who was selling the remaining stock of Victors talked about counterfeits on his site but the only reference to Chinese mugs that I ever found from an official source was a trade magazine article published in 2004 (?) that said Victor decided to cease production because of competition from the Chinese (Ultima, IIRC) and said nothing about their mugs being counterfeited with the Victor name imprinted on the bottom.  I don't believe the counterfeit story at all or the whole serif/sans serif logo.  Neither did anyone involved in a discussion about this issue on a restaurant ware discussion site.

The seller of these 7.5 oz mugs stated they were told that Victor didn't make 7.5 oz mugs (indeed they did) so they were probably fake.

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Is this the claim?


I just re-measured the capacity of one of mine. My mugs are 20 ounces empty, and the one I just measured holds 7.5 ounces (weighed on a .1 gram scale) filled to the absolute rim. There is a weight variance of about .25 to .4 ounce across my mugs, so the capacity might also vary a very slight amount. I poured it in until just before it would have dribbled over.

(I usually drink a 6-ounce cup--another reason this is the perfect mug for me!)

 
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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2012, 6:26pm
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So is the volume measurement any different than your weight measurement?

 
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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2012, 7:05pm
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CraigA Said:

So is the volume measurement any different than your weight measurement?

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Hmmm. . . I'm not sure I know how to answer that!

I just poured in water and weighed it. So the 7.5 number is a liquid ounce weight of pure water.

 
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Posted Sun Aug 19, 2012, 7:28pm
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lifeandpeace Said:

Is this the claim?


I just re-measured the capacity of one of mine. My mugs are 20 ounces empty, and the one I just measured holds 7.5 ounces (weighed on a .1 gram scale) filled to the absolute rim. There is a weight variance of about .25 to .4 ounce across my mugs, so the capacity might also vary a very slight amount. I poured it in until just before it would have dribbled over.

(I usually drink a 6-ounce cup--another reason this is the perfect mug for me!)

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Wow, smaller capacity than I would how imagined, considering the MASS off these mugs.

 
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Posted Mon Aug 20, 2012, 6:49am
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lifeand peace, that's the place.

Yeah, the weight to volume capacity is out of whack.  That's why mugs with similar height and width dimensions but thin walls hold more (like the Chinese stuff from Retro-Planet).

I was at an antique mall recently and one of the sellers had a Wallace mug that was even more massive than the typical Victor mugs.  The walls on that thing seemed like they were nearly 1/2" thick!  I was going to buy it but was afraid I wouldn't be able to lift it with coffee in it. ;o)
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Posted Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:09pm
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This whole thread made me smile :)
I grew up in Victor and my neighbors and I would rummage around around the ceramics dump pile in back of Victor Insulators. At one point we had hundreds of mugs in my father's barn. We would tie a rope to a mug handle and then thread the more mugs on and then tie them to the beams. At some point he got rid of them all, I don't remember why.

A couple years ago the insulator plant sold off the remaining inventory, it might have been for the Victor Bicentennial, I don't recall.

But I bought a case of the green striped mugs. That case is HEAVY.

After reading this thread I had to run down, pluck one out of the case and make myself a cup of coffee with the keurig. It's much smaller than today's coffee mugs. If I select 6oz on the keurig it fills it RIGHT to the brim. So I went with a 4oz cup of coffee so I could add my cream and sugar.

In looking at the bottom of mine, it must be more current than the antiques. Mine has the Victor stamped but it also has stamped "Made in U.S.A." right under that.
I don't remember that on the classics of my childhood, but it might be something they added towards the end of their production.

I'd have to assume their genuine since I picked them up at the plant.

Thanks for the memories :)
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