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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Name That GLASS























Larry From TEXAS send theses PHOTOS - its a Are You Smarter Than ? . . . . Or Can You Identify the Glass Game. Can YOU?
Just an idea for the decorators out there. Blenko Antique (blown sheet glass) in green before finishing Gets tons of comments in my store.
KEEP buying Blenko keep the company alive. Support American made. In the early to mid 20th century there were in the neighborhood of 300 glass factories in the Ohio River valley. How many can you identify today? (not you Hillary, you know) Don't let Blenko become one of the many. Only we, as collectors and consumers of American made products, can save companies such as Blenko Glass Company. We don't have the details of what went on at the board meeting and don't need to speculate. Buy Blenko and it will be around for many years tocome. Larry from Texas. E Mail me at larry@serenityantiques.com or call 214 724 5081

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

BLENKO STAR FISH
BLENKO SNOWMAN
FOSTORIA GOBLET I BELIEVE ?
BLENKO EVERYTHING ELSE, AND i DON'T KNOW THE LONG THING.
MOUNTAIN RITA

Anonymous said...

A broken bottle could be Blenko. A stopper Blenko. Blenko starfish, snowman and nice green Blenko bottle/vase. Fostoria or some kind of cystal water glass. Just a guess on some of the glass ware. My puppy is doing better we go to the vets this morning. I hope he just has to be checked out and then we get to come home. I thank you again for the prayer line. He looks good and is eating and drinking good. I have bleached everything and everywhere that Jake is going to be aloud to go. He will soon have more freedom, Rog is building him his own doggie yard. He will not get out and other dogs cannot get in. Will be less worry for me and I can keep it clean.That is what is sad he never went outside alone, we always take him. My heart goes out to poor mistreated pets. Jake is a dog, only he is my baby boy, gets treated better than some people treat their kids. Like Blenko he is so precious to me. Thank God he was up-to-date on all his shots. Roxie

Anonymous said...

I'm certain the wine glass is fostoria not sure about the pattern. Its common, I've seen this one.
Everything else looks like Blenko also 2 Me.
Margie Hale
Ps
Roxie we are so happy your puppy is now OK. Becareful, my own dog died about 10 years ago, 2 years after my hubby and I couldn't replace either the dog or the hubby as they were one of a kind.
When you have 'a good one' they are worth their weight in gold.

Anonymous said...

? is the #2 photo large if it is is it Ghilouy (?) for the yard stuff?
Sue Mullins

Anonymous said...

These colors are breath taking.
Are they all blenko?
what is the long skinnie item?

Anonymous said...

Size
Price
for the #2 photo.

annu said...

Re: Wiki
I may be of help, my BF has amongst his many talents
computer genius
I'll ask him, if he can do the additonal info to Wiki
unless a computer person from his board steps up.

Anonymous said...

The way wiki works the more people who add script the better so everyone add.
Terry

bridgett said...

Someone needs to work on the
crawlers or whatever and get the blog and website up in the rankings also, while on this project.
P. You are good with these things? aren't ya?
It should be simple matter of key word indexing right?
Watching the IT folks is easier than doing I think.

Anonymous said...

Just read where they fired Rick Blenko. How can they fire the Blenko? This is the 'swan song' for that old rusty place.
Does anyone over there think about tomorrow? First they let Dave Osburn quit without a struggle, then fire Rick Blenko. The cream of the crop keeps leaving, Randy Rider probably won't stay long either, he's also too good for them.

Anonymous said...

What is the emerald green vase called and how much and what year did blenko make this?

Anonymous said...

American
bicayne?
Fostoria this I am sure of.

Anonymous said...

Guys I know nothing of wiki or computers but read the info and the bottom paragraph looks perfect for an insert it says:
Attached to the Visitor's Center is an observation area adjacent to where the glass is blown, allowing visitors to watch as the glass is formed and molded. Beside the center is also a “garden of glass”, a swath of land on the shore of a small man-made lake bordering the factory strewn with colorful glass shards which border a small trail that winds around part of the factory and adorn various structures that reside near the lake shore ***** I suggest we add ** or the computer gurus add*** .This area is maintained by the BLENKO PROJECT a group started by Hilary Homburg when she was an undergraduate Foundation Scholar At WVU etc. LINK to the Blenko Project www.blenkoproject.org and then whatever info we can get from ms. hilly to add about her adovcay for Blenko Glass
Sol

westvirginiajanis said...

Sol:

Your words are just perfect. Now, who can add?

bridgett said...

This is for Who Cares:

When all other means have been tried, all means failed: It is righteous to draw the sword out of its sheath. - GURU GOBIND SINGH.
Hilary is much too nice, I would be after you with a stick, or at least a nasty virus.

bridgett said...

This is for Who Cares:

When all other means have been tried, all means failed: It is righteous to draw the sword out of its sheath. - GURU GOBIND SINGH.
Hilary is much too nice, I would be after you with a stick, or at least a nasty virus.

sweetdoc said...

#2 what is this?

Anonymous said...

Roxie
so glad your puppy is better
tell us daily about him please.
margie hale
tuesday

mismgr said...

Hillary; Should we let everyone know the answers or let them think for a while? You control the answers. I am loving the number of responses and may do this again. No one has guessed the number of glass house are still open. BLENKO, FENTON, MOSSER, BOYD, OSBURN, WILKERSON are a start. Continue the list. Larry from TX
www.americanglass.blogspot.com
larry@serenityantiques.com
www.serenityantiques.com
214 724 5081