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A10082-223 Pint glass, etched with a crown and map of Australia, marked 'NSWGR / RRR', clear glass, made by Crown Crystal Glass Company, Waterloo, New South Wales, for the New South Wales Government Railways, Australia, c. 1910-1960. Click to enlarge.

Glass by Crown Crystal Glass Company

    This glass was used in the New South Wales Government Railways' railway refreshment rooms. In the first decades of rail travel no buffet or dining carriages were provided and hungry passengers had to leave the train to patronise refreshment rooms located on station platforms. The private caterers who serviced these facilities were loudly condemned in a railway commissioner's report of 1870 which resulted in NSW Railways taking over and developing new style refreshment rooms at selected …

    Summary

    Object No.

    A10082-223

    Object Statement

    Pint glass, etched with a crown and map of Australia, marked 'NSWGR / RRR', clear glass, made by Crown Crystal Glass Company, Waterloo, New South Wales, for the New South Wales Government Railways, Australia, c. 1910-1960

    Physical Description

    Pint glass, from a New South Wales Government Railways' Railway Refreshment Room, clear, made by Crown Crystal Glass Company for the NSW railways

    Pint glass, clear, etched with a crown and map of Australia and marked 'NSWGR / RRR'.

    Dimensions

    Height

    165 mm

    Width

    90 mm

    Cite this Object

    Harvard

    Glass by Crown Crystal Glass Company 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 2 December 2021, <https://ma.as/168654>

    Wikipedia

    {{cite web |url=https://ma.as/168654 |title=Glass by Crown Crystal Glass Company |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=2 December 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}