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Candy Containers
The West Brothers were avid producers of candy containers. In fact, co-founder and President George West, has been described as the "Father of the Candy Container Industry." Candy containers were very popular from the mid-1900s through the 1930s. Candy was sold in these different glass and tin containers to children who then were able to use the empty glass as banks and toys. The West Brothers operated as a separate corporate entity out of the same factory as the Westmoreland Glass Company. Numerous patents were approved for candy containers. Westmoreland also did private work for large wholesale merchant companies such as Butler Brothers and George Borgfeldt and Co. To this date, candy containers are very much collected and a separate club, The Candy Container Collectors of America, is dedicated to the preservation and collection of candy containers. 39 Picture(s), last one added on 3/1/2013 9:47
Early Tableware Lines (1889-1940)
A survey of Westmoreland's early pattern glass shows that Westmoreland manufactured no less than 76 different tableware lines from 1889-1940. The largest tableware line was the Early American or English Hobnail line which had approximately 230 pieces in the line by 1940. Some lines such as line 2, 4, 6, 7 and Trilby only had one or two items. Not every Westmoreland Early American Pattern Glass tableware line has been identified or can be found in existing Westmoreland sale catalogues. 14 Picture(s), last one added on 2/26/2013 10:44
Early Transferware Glass
Westmoreland decorated a variety of its early glass, primarily opal, using the process of "transferware." Transfers were used in lieu of hand painting, to save time and labor expense. Applied to blanks, the transfers then only needed to be colored over and a few enamel touches added to make them look hand done. Painting was done using the "cold paint" method which means that the piece was not "fired" or placed back in the kiln to permanently adhere the paint to the glass. Glass of this period and type should never be washed since the paint will be removed. 13 Picture(s), last one added on 2/9/2013 9:47
English Hobnail
The 555 English Hobnail line was the largest pattern line that Westmoreland produced. This pattern was made starting in the 1920s and was produced up through the company's closing in 1984. Glass found in this album will span both periods. 7 Picture(s), last one added on 10/12/2012 9:43
Old Quilt / Checkerboard
6 Picture(s), last one added on 12/27/2012 10:50
Princess Feather
3 Picture(s), last one added on 3/16/2007 4:10
9 Picture(s), last one added on 2/26/2013 10:45
Decorated Glass
Westmoreland at its best. The album shows beautifully hand-decorated, cut, cased, etched and stain that was applied to glassware made by Westmoreland from the 1900s through the 1940s. 108 Picture(s), last one added on 2/22/2013 1:29
Line 1921, primarily known as Lotus, was a patented design line by Westmoreland. The Lotus line was produced from the mid-1920s through the 1980s. Early Lotus pieces are beautifully decorated with cased glass typically showing a two or three cased color process. These early Lotus ware is not marked. Later Lotus was marked with the "WG." 3 Picture(s), last one added on 3/12/2007 3:37
Masonic Syria Shrine Temple
Each year Syria Shrine Temple produced a glass to commemorate the Imperial Council Session that they were to attend. These glasses were sold and traded much like today's baseball cards and pins and were the most sought after collectibles at these conventions. Syria Temple commissioned Westmoreland Glass Co. and U.S. Glass Co. to produce a different glass each year with a "theme" suited to the city that they were visiting. Album description courtesy of Dave Lettelier. 8 Picture(s), last one added on 2/9/2013 9:48
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