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Tom Felt
06:33 PM ET (US)
Hi, Karen - Sorry, I can't be certain who made this lamp. A possibility is the Beaumont Company in Morgantown (ca. 1950s-1970s), since they made other lamps with this thumb print optic, but I don't find this specific shape in any of our catalogs. Other companies made glass lamp parts, though, so it's impossible to be certain. Tom at the Museum of American Glass in WV.
Karen Hersom
10:56 PM ET (US)

Can you help me to identify this lamp. Thank you.
Tom Felt
10:34 AM ET (US)
Hi, Jennifer - My apologies for not responding much sooner. Unfortunately, I had some medical issues around the time you contacted us. Your cane is incredible, but unfortunately it can be very difficult to identify where such canes were made. They were not production items, but were made in the worker's spare time -- basically to show off his skill and then to be carried in ceremonial occasions such as Labor Day or Fourth of July parades. The size and detail of your cane indicates a worker with higher than average skill! But without a provenance (such as a family history), it is almost impossible to be more specific about where the cane originated. If you were able to search the land records for the house in which you found it, you might be able to find a family name which you could then search in the census records to find a glass worker by that name -- but that would require a considerable amount of research. It might be easier to just treasure the cane!
Jennifer Barker
02:05 PM ET (US)

This glass whimsy cane was found in an old pre-turn of the century home we bought for demolition. It stands 7 foot tall and is in very good shape. We are looking for some information as to where this may have originated. It is a pale green and has well proximated painted twists. We are reaching out to various links to see if we can get any information as it's size makes it a very unique piece. We appreciate any information or reference you could provide. We live in wetzel county but have been told it did not originate from Viking Glass factory
Tom Felt
07:43 PM ET (US)

Hi, Carol. This is a pattern originally introduced as Nord Crystal by Colony, and later renamed Regency. It was made for Colony by Indiana Glass Company from 1961-1966. I've not seen it in black before, but that suggests it might be a later reissue. Indiana made black in the 1970s for Tiara and brought it out in their regular product lines in the 1980s. Here's an ad for Nord from the Crockery and Glass Journal, March 1, 1961.
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Carol Roop
06:53 PM ET (US)

Patent 108,605 Apr 1960 by Albert J Dreitzer. I have four glass's in this form,but I simply can't find the maker ,the name or when they were made. The base is the odd part of the design. I could not load a pic of that but I can send one if need. Any help appreciated.
Paul Hilton
11:18 AM ET (US)

I found this amber cylinder vase at the last Cambridge convention. The seller had no idea as to who made it. It has a large ground and polished pontil and reacts to a black light. A very similar vase was made by Fry, but there are differences.
02:24 PM ET (US)
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Elizabeth Williams
04:52 PM ET (US)
Tom-many thanks for looking! Best, Elizabeth
Tom Felt
02:13 PM ET (US)
Hi Elizabeth -

Sorry, I haven't found your pattern in any of my references, but note that similar engravings were in production around 1912-1920. It's a lovely set.
Tom Felt
02:01 PM ET (US)
Hi, Paul - Smith made canary from ca. 1925-1931, primarily in the No. 88 Crackled (aka By Cracky) and No. 100 Lace (aka Romanesque) patterns.
06:22 PM ET (US)
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Tom Felt
05:53 PM ET (US)
I'm away from my books right now, but when I get home I'll see what I can find.
Elizabeth Williams
04:36 PM ET (US)

Would anyone know the pattern name of this Libbey Glass Pitcher and Tumbler set? Marked Libbey in single circle with a break between the connection of the tails of the "L" and "y". Thank you.
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Tom Felt
03:45 PM ET (US)
Yes, that's their version of canary. I'm away from my books, but can give you a little more information about the color in a couple of days when I get home.
Paul Hilton
01:59 PM ET (US)

Thanks Tom!

I know this a pretty low end item, but the color captivates me. Did Smith make other items in this color? Do you have an idea as to the date? Do we have any knowledge of who the Smith glass chemists were? Here is a photo of the fern bowl in sunlight showing the ghostly green glow.
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