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, October 09, 2013

Blenko Glass 2013 -2014 Catalog

Blenko Glass Company, Milton, WVa 
The Blenko Glass 2013-2014 catalog is available for purchase at the Blenko Glass Gift Shop and Visitors Center.  The fee is less than $5.
If you are a collector of WV or Blenko Glass you'll want to purchase this catalog.

The Blenko Project www.blenkoproject.org offers a complete selection of Blenko Glass catalogs which are available for research , identification and viewing at no cost.
Dr. V has added the 2013-14 catalogs, http://www.blenkoproject.org/2011-present
If you have catalogs or other paper items you would like to see published for the glass communities use please contact   The Blenko Project  theblenkoproject@aol.com. 
We welcome these items.  
The Blenko Glass Co.  2013-14 Catalog

Thank you Lorin for this information.


Anonymous said...

they need to work on their math... The Blenko Glass Company was founded in 1921.
Claiming that a different company with a different name from a different state that lasted 1 year in 1893 (and went bankrupt) is the same is pretty outrageous. Certainly its not legally accurate.

Anonymous said...

I want to purchase the Williamburg
Collection stickers.
I have 3 pitchers and 12 glasses I'll pay up to $10 for each one.
Tell me who to contact.
Sylvia Hauk

maggie said...

I have only new glass.

Anonymous said...

Yes its as bad as having a virtual museum of glass.
Or buying on ebay for pennies and then declaring the glass
museum quality.
Shame on you and Blenko.
Gloria Dodd.
Legally accurate is something you excel in - right.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous,
Below is info from WIKI.

William J. Blenko was born in London, England in 1853. He worked at a glass factory in his youth. In 1893, he emigrated to Kokomo, Indiana, in the US, where he established the first American factory to produce sheet glass for stained glass windows. In 1903, he was forced to close his factory and return to England, due to an economic downturn.
His second business venture was in 1909, in Point Marion, Pennsylvania. This endeavor quickly failed, as did a third, in Clarksburg, West Virginia. At that time, Blenko found work at other established Ohio and West Virginia glass companies and purportedly received a job offer from Louis Comfort Tiffany.

In 1921, Blenko started another sheet glass company, this time setting up in Milton, West Virginia spurred on by the low natural gas prices in the area, a major concern for glass manufacturers of the time, which drew many prospective glassblowers to the area. His new company was originally named Eureka Glass Company, later changing the name to Blenko. Until the arrival of his son, William H. Blenko, in 1923, he had no employees, making and selling all of his glass himself.

Hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

bad spelling

penny said...

Thank you we lack the knowledge to do a wiki search.

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Anonymous said...

Re WIKI information, may I humbly ask that you check the 'source' of the wiki content.
I know 90% comes from the virtual museum curator.
Perhaps ask Blenko or a family member how old the company is.

Dr.BOB said...

The catalogs are works of art - one could easily frame a catalog.
I dislike the combining two years into one catalog.

Dr.BOB said...

I must agree with the 6:51 am anonymous writer.
Blenko is inaccurate re dates.
This was a long term program, no reflection on current President Blenko.