I thought that they were called Farberware. But Farberware is the name of products made by the S.W. Farber Company. Mr. Simon Farber had two brothers who had their own company called Farber Brothers. They made glasses that are very similar to the ones shown here. For awhile I thought they had been made by Farber Brothers.
But two very interesting guides on ebay – Farber Bros Vs. Farberware and Farber Bros Vs.United Chromium written by martinisandmore would lead me to believe that the metal pedestals of these glasses were made by United Chromium with the glass inserts by Morgantown.
Farber Brothers used glass inserts by Cambridge Glass.
The interesting thing is that the inserts come off. I don’t know the reasoning for that – perhaps to clean. When I read that, I had to of course try to pull them apart. Hence the photo!
If you search the Internet for Farberware or Farber Brothers you will see lots of barware. Some of it is quite attractive, although this isn’t something I would collect.
I have had these two glasses for a long time. At one time I had this blank – #7668 – Galaxy – with the American Beauty etch (#734), this etch and the Mayfair etch. I think I bought them all at once without picking up the differences between Mayfair (Etch #787 1/2) and the Lace Bouquet (Etch #810) stems.
I gather that these glasses were produced from the late 1940s to the late 1950s expressly for Sears & Roebuck.