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Title Delta Martini Glass
Date ca. 1960-1964
Collection Delta Air Lines Onboard Items
Object Name Glass, Cocktail
Catalog Number 2008.42.1
Description Clear conical-shaped glass. No markings.
Diameter (in) 2.625
Height (in) 3
Provenance According to the donor, Betty Brown Gwynn, a former Delta stewardess (today's flight attendant), these glasses were introduced on Delta's Convair 880, which were all first-class configuration in 1960, for serving martinis. Flight attendants poured premixed martinis from single-serving bottles and added an olive.

In-use dates for this glass are based on the donor's dates of service with Delta (1960-1965) and another retired flight attendant who started in 1964, and does not remember seeing these style of glasses.

This style of glass may have been in use by Delta since 1958, when the airline began serving alcoholic beverages on its Royal Service all-first-class flights.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Royal Service (1958)
Royal Jet Service
First Class
Convair 880
Subjects Alcoholic beverages
Credit line Gift of Betty Brown Gwynn
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