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.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Harry Goes to California

Blenko postcards are 'collectible' the postcards in this blog are the property of Larry Thompson and feature his father Harry Thompson. Check out EBAY and your local vintage shops for Blenko Glass paper products. hjh

Doctor Hillary,

I can only remember that Lassie Templeton and Lendel Templeton were two of the men that went with Harry to California. No one took photos that I knew of the post cards was all I saw of the trip. Lassie is the man holding the mold for Harry in the post card. We still do not know who the man is with the chigarette in his moth is .The 1956 and 1957 cattaloge photo, The man with Harry is Mac Mccomas. I have been told that these men worked with Harry for many years. In 1964 one of these men got ther own shop and Harry picked a newly hired Bill Knight to work on his shop and it wasent long before Bill could make the airtwist stem for the Williamsburg. Bill lold me that Harry could recognize a talented worker very quickly and would grab them for hie shop. He would also make sure they got there own shop when they were ready.

Thanks Larry T.


Phani said...

I am impressed!! great pictures.

glassbug said...

What happen to harry?
Why did he leave Blenko?
Where did he go?
What did he do after Blenko?
How did he Die?
Where did he Die?
Whats the remainder of his story?

glassbug said...

I am also impressed, I like the older stories, photos, and the odd unusual items
and stories in their own words, using their own words.
W.Va. Language.

Anonymous said...

More Harry stories
or stories about people like harry.
Can you find someone who will tell the stories?
Elizabeth Bell

arizona auto glass said...

I am still amazed at the things people collect. But to each his or her own.