The sugar cube began to be replaced in
restaurants directly after World War II.
At this time, machines were made that
could produce small packets of sugar for
nearly half the cost..
Here I am examining a large collection
of sugar cubes that I received >:-)))
The plane sugar cubes are from the former Soviet
Union.  They are quite large and very dense!!!
The series of cubes below have
flags on them representing cantons
in Switzerland from 1291-1978
Sugar nippers were a necessary part of a table
setting back in Colonial America.  The hostess
would chip off small usable pieces from a sugar cone
that the guests would use for their coffee or
whatever they would like to use it with.
Before the sugar cube
was invented, they
sold sugar in cone
shaped blocks.
The first Sugar Cube was produced in what is
now the Czech Republic.