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, August 17, 2009
The Benko Project website needs to be updated. Mr. Walter Blenko, President of Blenko Glass, signed your glass.
Walter Blenko's reputation as a patent attorney is known world wide. A short bio - Walter J. Blenko, Jr. is Eckert Seamans - Of Counsel to the firm. He is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Department.
Since 1954, Mr. Blenko has practiced in all phases of intellectual property law covering a broad range of technologies. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, numerous federal and state courts, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
To Blenko Glass Collectors - He is A Wonderful member of the outstanding Blenko Family! A family that continues to Give and GIVE to the State of West Virginia and to those of us who love and collect Blenko. His grandfather founded Blenko Glass, Blenko remains important to him, so important that he puts up his own monies and time to aide the company.
The fact that Blenko Glass is currently functioning with 50 employees is a direct result of Mr. Walter Blenko's involvement.
Pictured below is Mr. Walter Blenko signing glass at the 2nd Annual Festival of Glass in Milton, WV. Emails sent to the blog state Mr. Blenko signed without rest for more than 8 hours. hjh Note: Should the opportunity be available - always ask to have your glass items signed.