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AMERICAN BRILLIANT CUT GLASS

At the 1876 Centennial Exposition that took place in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American Brilliant cut glass came out of the shadows of their European counterpart.  Learn more about American Brilliant Cut Glass >


ANCHOR HOCKING

Famous for the Fire-King brand of glassware in the middle of the 20th century, Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation began as the Hocking Glass Company of Lancaster Ohio, founded in 1905. Learn more about Anchor Hocking >


CAMBRIDGE


Founded in Cambridge Ohio in 1901, Cambridge was one the top vintage elegant-glass companies of the 20th century. Learn more about Cambridge Glass >

 

CARNIVAL GLASS

For years collectors have been captivated by the carnival glass, inexpensively made glassware treated to have and iridescent sheen. Its eye-catching multicolor shimmer often resembling oil on water seems to change colors when viewed at different angles. Learn more about Carnival Glass >

 

CUT GLASS

Cut glass, also known in the American Brilliant period as rich cut glass, became treasured because it reflected the light across the dinner table. By being very expensive it also showed the social standing of the owner. Learn more about Cut Glass >

 

DEPRESSION GLASS

The “Roaring Twenties” put the 19th-century pattern-glass manufacturers such as McKee, Heisey, & Fostoria in a real struggle, as the real pieces from European producers like Waterford & Baccarat became inexpensive & flooded the United States market. Learn more about Depression Glass >

 

ELEGANT GLASS

With new technology entering the later 1920’s scene, glassware manufacturers begun the inexpensive processes of mass-production. The resulted glassware was so cheap & by the ’30 is was given as promotional item to virtually any purchase, from oatmeal to gasoline. Learn more about Elegant Glass >

 

FENTON

In 1905, John & Frank Fenton founded the Fenton Glass Company in and old factory in Martins Ferry Ohio. At the beginning their company was painting glass blanks, provided by other producers, but when they ran into supplies related difficulties, they decided to start their own glassblowing facility in Williamstown, West Virginia. Learn more about Fenton Glass >

 

FOSTORIA

Founded in 1887 by L.B. Martin & W.S. Brady, Fostoria Glass Company moved from Fostoria Ohio to Wheeling West Virginia, as the natural gas deposits ran out. From Wheeling, the company moved to Moundsville in 1891, where it remained until 1983 when it was closed. Learn more about Fostoria Glass >

 

GLASSWARE

Antique & vintage glassware are comprised of numerous bowls, platters & containers, all with different styles, manufactured from the later 1800’s through mid-1900s. The most noteworthy styles were the cut glass, pressed glass, milk glass, carnival glass, Depression glass & elegant glass. Learn more about Antique Glassware >

 

HAZEL ATLAS

Hazel-Atlas came to life out of the Hazel Glass Company, which was founded in 1885 with the business goal of producing opal glass liners for the zinc caps of Mason jars. By 1902, the firm, with a new name, Hazel-Atlas had became a leader in the industry of fruits jars, oil bottles, commercial glass containers. Learn more about Hazel Atlas Glass >

 

HEISEY

After spending his adult life working in the glass industry, A.H. Heisey founded his own firm in Newark Ohio, in 1895. Learn more about Heisey Glass >

 

IMPERIAL

Founded in 1901 in Bellaire, Ohio by J.N. Vance & Edward Muhleman, the New Crystal Glass Company would rename itself in the same year into the Imperial Glass Company. The company grew at a fast pace & between 1904, when it produced its first glass & 1909 targeted mass consumers with glassware items like tumblers, jelly jars & lamp shades. Learn more about Imperial Glass >

 

INDIANA

The early days of the Indiana Glass Company of Dunkirk can be traced to the founding of the Beatty-Brady Glass Company in 1897, glass producing firm. In 1899, their firm was bought by the National Glass Company, a consortium of eighteen other glass producers. Learn more about Indiana Glass >


MILK GLASS

While it has been around since the 16th century, the term “milk glass” was coined in the 20th century to describe the opaque white glassware that became popular in the later 1880s. The milk glass first rose the 19th century France, with the french pieces being highly collectible today. Learn more about Milk Glass >

 

NORTHWOOD

After more than 15 years of working in the glass industry, Harry Northwood founded his own company, Northwood, in Indiana in 1896, where the introduced his famous Northwood custard glass. Learn more about Northwood Glass >

 

PATTERN GLASS

Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG), also known as pressed glass was produced for about 60 years, from around 1850 to 1910. With a lower production cost than blown glass, this type of glassware was made in cast-iron molds & presented as and economic alternative to hand-cut crystals. Learn more about Pattern Glass >

 

VASELINE GLASS

Vaseline glass was obtained by adding uranium oxide to the glass in its molten state, which made it known as uranium glass. Often confused with each other, Vaseline glass is different than Custard glass & Burmese glass, even though all of them glow under ultraviolet light. Learn more about Vaseline Glass >

 

WATERFORD

In 1783, encouraged by high demand & with no knowledge about glass manufacturing, brothers William & George Penrose founded the Waterford Crystal firm in Waterford, Ireland. Learn more about Waterford Glass >

 

WESTMORELAND

The Westmoreland Glass was founded out of the Specialty Glass Company of East Liverpool. In 1889, the company moved to Pennsylvania to take advantage of the abundance of natural gas from the area.  Learn more about Westmoreland Glass >