North American Airlines Vintage-style Swizzle Stick Set
Beginning in early 1990 as a charter operator flying the Boeing 757, North American soon took on a dual role servicing charter cutomers (often to sun destinations), while operating a scheduled service under a codeshare with El Al Airlines, connecting at New York JFK.
An expansion into additional scheduled services to select destinations in Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America was accompanied by the addition of 767 airliners and work as a wet-lease operator for other airlines. An ownership change in 2007, along with financial difficulties precipitated by financial crises of the 2008-2012 period, forced the airline's closure in early 2014.
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, Afterburner Orange, 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!