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Help Identifying Mug - The Hurricane
Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 561
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2004-02-10 8:58 pm   Permalink

Aloha!

I need help identifying a new mug I found out in the wild.

As you can plainly see from the pictures below this is a knock off (albiet, a much more detailed and colorful version) of the Harvey's Hurricane mug.

The only words that are legible on the mug are "Tropic" "The Hurricane", there are several other words that aren't very clear through the glaze. I tried to take a close up, but my camera sucks...Maybe I will try again in the daylight...






[ This Message was edited by: Cool Manchu on 2004-02-11 15:57 ]


 
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Cool Manchu
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Posts: 561
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2004-02-11 3:58 pm   Permalink

Darn Yahoo! - I edited the links for the images so they won't disappear....

 
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Traderpup
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 1049
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2004-02-11 5:15 pm   Permalink

I have one of those mugs.... Here's what I can make out of the hard to read inscription:

..... Tropic
The Hurricane
San Francisco

There's a hint of some writing before the word Tropic, but I can't make out any of the letters.

Great find, very rare piece!


 
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Cool Manchu
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From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2004-02-11 6:37 pm   Permalink

I think I can make out the word "love" or "lure" before a big space and then "Tropic"...

And it looks like "Francsco" [sic] or something like that below the The Hurricane part...


 
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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2004-02-12 07:28 am   Permalink

Bingo!

That's gotta be this old Trader Vic's Samoan Fog Cutter mug from the 40's. (at least that would explain the San Francisco, if not the rest of the wording) Could have been made for a number of places. Great mug!



 
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Cool Manchu
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From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2004-02-12 09:08 am   Permalink

It certainly looks like that mug. So Harvey's stole the design from Trader Vics?

I wonder why it say's "The Hurricane" however....?


 
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puamana
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Joined: Aug 02, 2002
Posts: 291
From: Seattle, WA
Posted: 2004-02-12 11:22 am   Permalink

That is a nice mug! It may be from Bert Rovere's Hurricane, which was located at 533 Pacific St. in San Francisco. "Lure of the Tropics" is the slogan on the covers of a few menus that I have from the Hurricane, so that could be what is written on the tiki mug. Here are a few photos of the souvenir drink menu:





 
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Cool Manchu
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From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2004-02-12 11:32 am   Permalink

Aloha Puamana,

I think we have a winner! It just has to be from that place. Everything adds up, "The Hurricane" "Lure" "Tropic" "San Francisco"....and the image....its just too coincidental not to be the mug from there.

Thank you very much!

I love Tiki Central! You all rock!

Aloha,

-CMC


 
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Traderpup
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2004-02-12 1:01 pm   Permalink

Yeah! Thanks for the mystery solve! I'm going to print out the menu pic and keep it inside the mug. Any time I can find info like that, I stuff it into the mug for future reference.

I'd have to say thats got to be one of the oldest mugs in my collection, based on the TV menu & the info on The Hurricane. Cool!


 
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Tiki Bird
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Joined: Sep 25, 2003
Posts: 850
From: Cerritos, Ca.
Posted: 2004-02-12 1:19 pm   Permalink

Lookin at those old drink menus & see drink prices at buck or lower, geez...

 
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SES
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Joined: Sep 14, 2003
Posts: 992
Posted: 2004-02-12 1:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-02-12 13:19, Tiki Bird wrote:
Lookin at those old drink menus & see drink prices at buck or lower, geez...



Well if you consider the average salary back then I think it's actually cheaper NOW.


 
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Cool Manchu
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 561
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2004-09-13 7:36 pm   Permalink

Hello Everyone,

As you may or may not know, I have to sell my Tiki collection, so I am going to be selling off this mug.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=35713&item=3930528950&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

I hope that some from Tiki Central gets this fabulous mug. It was my favorite.


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