Q: Can you tell me the age of this Coke glass and the silver cup it fits in?
A: Coca-Cola glasses with metal holders were originally made for soda fountains from 1901 through 1904. The white line near the bottom of the glass showed the amount of Coca-Cola syrup to put in before adding carbonated water. The glasses and metal holders have been reproduced. The original holders were made of triple-plated silver and sold for a nickel. The original glasses are marked on the bottom with the letter "F" in a shield. Today the original sets are hard to find and sell for $2,500 or more. Reproductions of the metal holders were produced beginning in the 1970s. They were made of a pewter-type metal, silver-colored but not real silver. Reproduction holders have the word "Drink" in small letters on a crosspiece above the words "Coca-Cola." Reproduction sets sell for $20-$30 or less.