Northeast Airlines Vintage-style Swizzle Stick Set
Beginning as Boston-Maine Airways in the early 1930s, the airline was a railroad subsidiary, but with irregular schedules due to winter weather conditions. Re-named Northeast Airlines in 1940, larger aircraft and wartime government contracts brought stability to the operation, that was expanded to Florida vacation destinations in 1956.
Northeast continued to operate an unusual network through the 1960s with short-haul New England prop-jet routes alongside jet services between Washington, New York, and Boston, plus long-haul services from the northeast to the Midwest, Florida and the Caribbean, and from Miami to Los Angeles. After several years of ownership changes and financial troubles, Northeast was acquired by Delta Air lInes in 1972.
An artistic interpretation of the irline's branding is laser-engraved onto an acrylic swizzle stick, and each swizzle stick measures approximately 5.35 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!