Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Blenko Bells

Readers: Can you help to indentify these bells? Made at Blenko in the 50s. If you have information please email theblenkoproject@aol.com Perhaps your Blenko family member made something similar or you own something similar? Note from the current owner below.

hillary, these aren't good at all...sorry. but at least they will give you an idea of their configuration. the two large ones are approximately 8" tall and 7" in diameter across the base; the two medium size are 6" tall, 6" in diameter, and the two small bells are 5" tall, 4-1/2" in diameter. note that one of the small ones has had the loop broken off at the top.

i hope this helps to identify them...thanks for your efforts!

martha in lexington


Anonymous said...

Jarfly made this set of bells, of this I am certain.
He also made a set w/little bells for my Mother.
Patricia White

Anonymous said...

Can you tell more of the bells, how did you acquire this photo?
Andrea Ralston

sweetdoc said...

I think she wrote this earlier
check out the post from last week.

susan said...

I'd buy a set of bells are these available and what is the cost?

bridgett said...

Thank you for sharing the bells.
Blenko stories and the generosity and willingness of Blenko to make one of a kind items at a price most anyone can afford is a story that keeps being told and is one of the things I enjoy hearing.
When I see these items, tears come to my eyes to know the original cost was little but the value was large and increases in time.
Blenko creates memories, Blenko is glue, Blenko sees itself as a part of the community! Or it did before the changes.