CENTURY INN Restaurant Advertising Premium Collection *Cincinnati* Circa 1950 - 1978
Collection of vintage premium items from the historic CENTURY INN, a restaurant and former inn located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The inn opened as a carriage stop in 1806 and was the midpoint for carriage drivers or horse riders coming or going from Cincinnati to Hamilton or Springfield, Ohio. Century Inn has not ceased operations in more than 200 years and today operates as a restaurant.
The premiums may have been giveaways for the restaurant's popular community clambakes held in the 1950s through 1970s. The items include:
- GLASS WATER TUMBLER imprinted on one side with the early Century Inn logo, a drawing of the black pot-belly stove that sat in the center of the tavern's bar for nearly two centuries. The imprint on the back lists the owners' names from 1800 to 1978. The tumbler is 5 ¼” and should hold 12-ounces of liquid.
- PLASTIC BEVERAGE ADVERTISING COASTERS made by Tagmaster with original boxes. The listing includes a total of four coasters, measuring approximately 3 ½” square—two blue, one red and one lime green, packaged in decorative cardboard outer sleeves.
- SAMURAI KATANA SWORD SOUVENIR LETTER OPENER & HAND PAINTED WOOD SHEATH made in Japan. The wood sheath is engraved, Century Inn Since 1806, and the stainless steel blade is engraved, Stainless Steel Japan. On the end of the handle is a tassel. Circa 1950s.
- PLASTIC KEY CHAIN stamped Century Inn Since 1806 with the logo drawing of the pot belly stove. Key chain is still in the original plastic bag.
Great piece of restaurant memorabilia and Cincinnati history.
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