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

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hkruss, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. hkruss

    hkruss Active Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Mobile, Al.
    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

    Aug 8, 2009
    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?

  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    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

    Jul 8, 2009
    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

    Aug 8, 2009
    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
  6. kingchip

    kingchip New Member

    Jul 2, 2009
    Marble Falls, Texas
    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.
  7. Suwannee Tim

    Suwannee Tim New Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    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

    Oct 29, 2008
    I'd try a restaurant supply house. It sounds like the old diner mug.
  9. Lotsdragon

    Lotsdragon New Member

    Apr 5, 2009
    Potosi, Mo
    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.
  10. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    goodwill and salvation army is where i'd start. if i happen to run across any i'll think of you
  11. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Waffle House or Shoney's??
  12. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    Thanks SoMo. There are some fine lookin' Betty mugs on that site.

    Boo Boop de Boop!
  13. Kingpin46

    Kingpin46 New Member

    Feb 7, 2009
    I have a couple I got from Krispy Kreme. Real thick. Just need to ignore the logo.
  14. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    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!).
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