19th century glass lamps
To keep light in a home during the 1800’s required the use of oil lamps, for the most part. The glass lamps were functional, put out enough candlepower to light a small room, and served as night lights for the kids.
The Hocking Glass Company was founded in Lancaster, Ohio in 1905. Although the company originally produced handmade items, by the 1920s the firm was manufacturing a wide variety of wares including chimneys and lantern globes, tableware, tumblers, and novelties. Hocking introduced its first line of pressed glass dinnerware in 1928. Molded etched tableware was released shortly […]
Robert Gunderson purchased the Pairpoint Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts, in the late 1930s and operated it as the Gunderson Glass Works until his death in 1952. Operating as Gunderson-Pairpoint, the company continued for only five more years. In the 1950s, the Gunderson Glass Company produced a wide range of reproduction glassware as well as its peachblow-type […]
Hazel Atals Glassware
Hazel Atlas resulted from the 1902 merger of the Hazel Glass Company and the Atlas Glass and Metal Company, each located in Washington, Pa. The company’s main offices were located in Wheeling, W.V. The company was a pioneer in automated glassware manufacture. A factory in Clarksburg, West Virginia, specialized in pressed glassware and achieved a […]