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Willy Becher

Name for the German standard glass, which is mainly used for wine but also other drinks. The cylindrical, stemless glass is narrow at the bottom, slightly thicker in the middle and rejuvenates upward. There are different sizes with 0.2, 0.25, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5 liters. It owes its name to the inventor Willy Steinmeier, at that time sales manager at Glaswerke Ruhrglas AG. Since 1954, up to ten million units have been sold annually to many countries. See also the topic under cup. wine vessels and wine glasses,

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