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07:54 PM ET (US)
Kathi B - if you're still out there, I did a web search on the Gay Fad books and found a website selling them. Not cheap at $149 for the set of two, but they are out there. The company is called Santa Fe Trading Company.
04:39 PM ET (US)
Thanks Tom! I didn't realize we had a FB page. I'll have to bookmark it.
Tom Felt
11:28 AM ET (US)

The registration form is available on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MAGinWV/. I'll also upload it here. We'll look forward to seeing you in October.
11:54 PM ET (US)
Hi! We want to attend the Glass Gathering this fall, but I only see dates posted. Will there be a registration form online?

05:00 AM ET (US)
Edit: "extra-stretched 1147" (not 1167)? Sorry, that was a typo.
04:28 AM ET (US)
Hi Tom - thanks so much for taking the time to reply. Approximate dimensions:
6.5" wide
5.75" tall
2.5" diameter base
14 oz
It just looks so much more angular than my other 1147s and any others I've seen online, but I hear what you are saying and appreciate the help! I wasn't sure if the corners were also crimped/stretched into a mold or if that part was done freehand, so that info was helpful, as well. So still thinking an extra-stretched 1167? :) Thanks again!
Tom Felt
08:53 AM ET (US)
How tall is this piece? It looks like the No. 1147 6" crimped bonbon or the No. 1161 10" bowl, as shown in the 1957 catalog.The fact that these hand-tooled pieces could be pulled to almost any shape can make it difficult to definitively match them up to the catalog pictures.
09:39 PM ET (US)

Hi there! I can't find this "taller" bon bon piece in Viking catalogs or glass books - do you recognize it or have anything like it? I have quite a bit of Viking and the base mold, color, and thickness look identical. Just wish I could identify this version. Thanks for any help you can provide with this mystery!
Kathi B
01:00 PM ET (US)
Thank you for your response, Tom. I am actually planning on taking a trip this summer to visit the museum. I'll try and leave some time to look at it while I'm there. Thanks again!
Ray Hersom
11:43 AM ET (US)
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Tom Felt
11:41 AM ET (US)
Kathi B. Sorry, I've not had any contact with the authors for a number of years now. I believe one (or both) of them were having some health issues, so I'm sorry to hear that they are no longer actively keeping up the website. The books are really worthwhile. Unfortunately, we only have a single copy of the set in our library. If you are anywhere near Weston, you are welcome to come see us and use it onsite.
Tom Felt
11:35 AM ET (US)
Thanks, Carol!
Carol Roop
09:39 PM ET (US)

Found this Pitman Dreitzer glass that had the patent only on site. Thought you may want to add as a sample. I have more pics inside other views if you like.
Kathi B
08:44 PM ET (US)
Good Evening!

A few years ago there was a book written about Fran Taylor and Gay Fad Studios. This book, titled "Gay Fad: Fran Taylor’s Extraordinary Legacy", was self-published. I've been interested in purchasing this book but the website where it was sold no longer seems to be active, and I've not had any luck contacting the authors. Do you have any information about where i might be able to obtain a copy of this work? Thank you!
Tom Felt
11:47 AM ET (US)

Your green plate is part of Consolidated's Catalonian line, ca. 1929. It was listed as a "service plate."
Tom Felt
11:42 AM ET (US)
According to Leslie Pina's Crackle Glass Too, Blue Del was located on 10th Street and Eighth Avenue in Huntington, and she describes it as a "factory" that operated from 1940 to 1950, but to the best of my knowledge, they were actually a florist shop. They must have had glass made for them, with Blenko being a good possibility, but they could also have acquired glass from Emch, Moncer, or Spring Valley, who were all making very similar glassware in the 1940s in Huntington.
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