Lake Central Airlines Vintage-style Swizzle Stick Set
Lake Central was formed as Turner Airlines in 1948, and began service as Lake Central in 1950 over a regional network radiating from Indianapolis. The airline’s routes eventually connected many small and mid-size cities in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland to Washington, D.C., Chicago, and St. Louis, but the lack of long-haul routes, or nonstop services between large cities, hampered growth and profits.
Unable to acquire jets like many of its peers, Lake Central and its Convair 580/Nord 262 fleet was purchased by Allegheny Airlines in 1968.
An artistic interpretation of the airline's branding is laser-engraved onto an acrylic swizzle stick, and each swizzle stick measures approximately 5.6 inches in length, with a material thickness of 1/8 inch. The acrylic material used to manufacture these swizzles is suitable for use in beverages, but the sticks should be hand washed only, using regular dish soap, then hand dried.
This set of four swizzle sticks has been produced in four colors: Stratosphere Blue, Idlewild Green, Acapulco Gold, and Crystal Starry Sky. The choice of a mix of colors, or all four sticks in one color, is up to you! For good readability, the design is engraved as a reversed mirror image on one side of the swizzle stick material, so that it can be viewed with proper alignment on the opposite side.
While these have been created today as our interpretations of original vintage swizzle sticks, their mid-century look and feel make them a great addition to your airline or retro collectibles, or they can go to work as ideal enhancements to the beverages you're serving!