Kellogg’s Pink Depression Glass Measuring Cup

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As I as browsing around at my favorite Goodwill store recently I spotted a pink measuring cup.  For some reason I am a sucker for measuring cups and I had never seen a pink one.   I noticed that Kellogg’s was embossed on the bottom.  It was pretty shade of pink and just so darn cute I couldn’t resist and to top it all off it was only 99 cents.  It went into the “had to have” category.

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I suspected that it was depression glass so when I got my prize home I did a bit of digging on the internet.

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Sure enough Kellogg’s has given away gifts or premiums from their early days.  Kellogg’s Corn Flakes were widely available to the public from the early 1900’s.   Around 1906 Kellogg  embarked on marketing campaign of giving the consumer a free gift with cereal purchase.  The first gift was a book and they later offered a golden muffin tin.  By the 1930’s the company added measuring cups to its free gift collection.  The measuring cups came in pink and green and were introduced at the same time as Kellogg’s All Bran.  (Kellogg’s information from

The measuring cups were made by the Hazel Atlas Company and stand three and a half inches tall.  It is a one cup measure and has three spouts.

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My little beauty has survived since the 1930’s and is in perfect condition.  I’ve seen prices on Etsy and Ebay ranging from a few dollars to $60 for these cups, but it doesn’t matter to me, I’m not selling,  but you can bet I’ll be on the lookout for a sibling in green.

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  1. Anne Boykin says:

    Hi Sharon, I love your pink measuring cup! I found an old measuring cup, years ago, at a thrift store and cherish it for the years it has survived. Hope you find one in green.

  2. Hi, Sharon! I love your sweet little pink measuring cup! 🙂 It would look cute with a fresh flower in it from your garden.
    On a side note, little rusty roof is now open at DuPre’s Antique Market in the Marietta Square. My sign should be up next week, so drop on by whenever you get the chance. Let me know when you go so I can meet you there and treat you to lunch! 🙂
    -Francine 🙂

  3. I love it, the pink is just beautiful – I can remember getting things in the oatmeal box or the cereal box when I was a child (in the 50s), but nothing like this beauty you found. Great job!

  4. Wow. What a find. I love the look and that it has three pour spouts. It was so fun to read your research about the history behind it. I really enjoyed your post this week. Thanks for linking up.

  5. Oh my goodness, pink glass, Hazel Atlas, and the uniqueness of the Kellogg’s name on it!!! What a find! I love it! Also love the scale and the bottle rack. I hope you can visit my site, we have a lot in common. I also collect kitchen glass and love “junkin” as I call it. Blessings to you. Dawn @ We Call it Junkin

  6. Sharon what a great find! I love the measuring cup but the history was also so much fun to learn about! Thanks for joining Diann and I at TTF this week!


  7. Just to let you know you are one of my features from TTF #111 on tomorrows post!


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