Tuesday, December 16, 2008

LONE RANGER BOWL

Lone Ranger Bowl Q: I have a white glass bowl with a red picture of the Lone Ranger on it. I can't find out anything about it. Can you help?

A: The first radio program featuring the Lone Ranger was broadcast on January 30, 1933, in Detroit. By summer the show was a huge hit. Several times a year the program would make special premium offers of Lone Ranger items. They cost only 10 or 15 cents, plus a box top from cereal boxes. Your bowl was part of a set offered as one of those premiums. It was probably made by Hazel-Atlas Glass Co. (1902-1964) of Wheeling, West Virginia. Hazel-Atlas made jars, tumblers, and tableware made-to-order for companies as advertising premiums. The Lone Ranger set also had a plate, cup, and saucer. They are worth $15 to $25 each.

4 comments:

David said...

I always wondered why he was called the Lone Ranger when Tonto was always with him...

Anonymous said...

Wow! I envy you with that bowl! I could have sent away for it but didn't have the money back then. I used to cut vines to sell to the goat man for his goats; he gave me a nickel and I spent it right away on a double grape Popsicle.
Now at this late age I have started to collect Lone Ranger memorabilia..right before he died Clayton Moore sent me an autographed matchbook for my matchbook collection.
RIP, Lone Ranger.

DefGal said...

HE WAS CALLED "THE LONE RANGER" B/C HE WAS THE ONLY SURVIVOR OF SIX RANGERS WHO WERE AMBUSHED. HERE'S THE WORDS FROM THE THEME SONG...

Six Texas Rangers (Hi-yo, hi-yo) rode in the sun (Hi-yo, hi-yo); Six men of justice rode into an ambush, and dead were all but one.
One lone survivor (Hi-yo, hi-yo) lay on the trail (Hi-yo, hi-yo);
Found there by Tonto, the brave Injun Tonto, he lived to tell the tale.

(Hi-yo Silver, Hi-yo Silver away! Hi-yo Silver, Hi-yo Silver away!)

His wounds quickly mended (Hi-yo, hi-yo)
and then in the night (Hi-yo, hi-yo),
Six graves were put there to hide from the outlaws that one had lived to fight.

He chose silver bullets (Hi-yo, hi-yo) the sign of his name (Hi-yo, hi-yo);
A mask to disguise him, a great silver stallion, and thus began his fame.

(Hi-yo Silver, Hi-yo Silver away! Hi-yo Silver, Hi-yo Silver away! THE LONE RANGER IS HIS NAME!)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the words to the song.I never knew he was a Texas Ranger. All very interesting. Springleaf7