I'm looking for a particular type of coffee mug. Can you help?

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  1. hkruss

    hkruss Active Member

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    Years ago, I recall seeing these plain white porcelain coffee mugs, but the thing was, these mugs had to have been at least 1/2 inch thick. Most mugs today might be 1/4 inch at most, but I want some of these old SUPER thick mugs! Any of you guys ever seen the ones I'm talking about? Any idea where I might find them?
    Thanks in advance concerning my very trivial request!
  2. big steve

    big steve New Member

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    Is it just a plain white mug you are talking about????? I realize you want 1/2 inch thick but is it just plain white?
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    I remember 'em. When I was a kid we had three white coffee mugs. Two were, as you said, about a quarter inch thick. The other one was much thicker. Same outside dimensions as the other two, but probably only held half as much.

    Good luck on your search.

    I'm looking for those glasses they used to have in motels in the 60s. Motels and cheap restaurants. They were kind of barrel-shaped. The top and bottom were about the same diameter, but the body of the glass, where you held it, was slight bigger around.
  4. Kieran McCaig

    Kieran McCaig New Member

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    What about dollar tree or dollar general ,Last time I was in FLA saw some and thick draft beer mugs
  5. big steve

    big steve New Member

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    I bet you can probably find something like that at a flea market or some place along those lines I know what you are talking about
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    You can find about a half dozen in the shelf at my ranch house. they are off white to yellowish with age now, but I have some. The only problem is that they don't hold as much coffee because the OD is the same, but the ID is much smaller.
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    Suwannee Tim New Member

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    Funny. My mother was a china painter and I learned a lot from her over the years. The finer the china the thinner it is. The best china is translucent, Hutschenreuther and Wedgewood are among the best and my mother's favorites. I love drinking coffee out of a thin fancy cup. I used to love to drink coffee out of Royal Albert but the cups are really too small and very fragile. Imagine if you will, a redneck who loves Royal Albert china. Now you can get Corelle or similar materials that are thin and much much more rugged. I'm fond of Dunnoon too. No accounting for taste, huh?
  8. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I'd try a restaurant supply house. It sounds like the old diner mug.
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    Sounds like you mean the old hash slinging coffee mugs I would check e-bay for antique mugs. I remember them well but havent seen any in years.
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    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    goodwill and salvation army is where i'd start. if i happen to run across any i'll think of you
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    Waffle House or Shoney's??
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    Thanks SoMo. There are some fine lookin' Betty mugs on that site.

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    I have a couple I got from Krispy Kreme. Real thick. Just need to ignore the logo.
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    Check out restaurant supply providers. My cousin opened up her BBQ joint, setting up all her coffee mugs with the old styled, off-white, thick ceramic type. You might have to purchase a dozen, but one could drink and not worry about breaking the 'last' mug (for a while!).
  16. Skipper

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    hkruss, what you're looking for is a U.S. Navy coffee mug from the WW II era, or a medical corp mug.
    About 35 years ago we used them in all the local fire stations because they were inexpensive surplus.
    You could cold cock a grizzly with one of 'em and they kept the coffee hot for about 3 hours!
  17. hkruss

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    Thanks to all for the replies! Skipper, I think they were Navy mugs now that you mention it.
    SoMo, the mug shown in the link you gave might be it. That mug definitely looks thicker than the average mug. I think I will order a couple even if it is not the one! Thanks to all.
  18. big steve

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    glad we could help :)
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    My dad was a cook in the Army, Korean era. He bragged on these style of mugs, if you dropped them onto a hard floor they didn't break. I've seen 'em SOMEWHERE but can't recall.
    Those Navy clues might be a good start.
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    I hope it works out. Let us know if they turn out to be what you're looking for.







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