|With much appreciation to
Craig Schenning, author of the newly published reference work on Indiana
A Century of Indiana Glass
A Schiffer publication. If you'd like a copy you can order it directly through the publisher HERE,
or any online bookstore.
And an additional Tip of the Hat to
Marg Iwen for her contributions to our site.
|First a little History Lesson from Marg: Many glass companies started up in north central Indiana when much natural gas was found under the Trenton Limestone formation. Of course, that meant cheap or free, clean-burning fuel. And to get up some industrial development, land was often given free as well. Long story short--the gas was wasted by burn off, and was also piped to many outlying cities, including Chicago, which helped to deplete the supply very quickly. Some of the companies folded, some went to other fuels like coal, and some made producer gas from coal.|
The glassware known in the EAPG world as "Indiana Glass" or "Jenkins Glass" or "Lee Glass" (in the South because it was given away in the Lee Mfg. Co. premium books), enjoys a large following of Twenty-First Century collectors.
also has been for many years a confusing conglomerate of mis-information
due mainly to a lack of, well, good information about
the factories variously called "Indiana". Until
now, the best book available on the subject has been Marcelle
Bond's, THE BEAUTY OF ALBANY GLASS. Valuable
sections of her out-of-print book, from a latter day collectors
viewpoint, are the many catalog reprints she published which
give us a true picture of at least a portion of the forms made
in various patterns. Published
in 1972 it covers:
--- Albany glass (which was originally the Model Flint Glass Co. of Findlay, OH);
--- D. C. Jenkins Glass Co. (formerly the Kokomo Glass Mfg. Co. in Kokomo, IN)
--- Indiana Glass, Dunkirk.
A couple of other factories that cause confusion here:
---Indiana Tumbler & Goblet Co. in Greentown, IN - founded by the Jenkins family in 1893; incorporated as Greentown Glass Works in 1894 (now simply known as "Greentown"). Click HERE for a page on this factory.
---Indiana Glass Co. in Indiana, PA in 1892 was purchased by Harry Northwood in 1896, joined the National Glass Co. combine in 1899 and became the Dugan Glass Co. in 1904.
that we've sorted out the other glass
We will now concentrate on INDIANA GLASS, Dunkirk.
James Beatty, George Beatty and George Brady purchased the railroad
property in Dunkirk, IN and Beatty-Brady Glass
Co. was formally incorporated in October.
are patterns made by Indiana Glass at Dunkirk, IN:
|Whirled Sunburst in Circle Pattern #115||Austrian (#200) Some forms of this pattern only.||Beacon Light (1903)||Bright Star aka Bethlehem Star aka Starburst
(#152) c. 1913
|Bird and Strawberry (#157) 1916||Bosc Pear (#150) c. 1913||Cord Drapery (#350) Some few forms, if any of this pattern only.||Creole (#168) c. 1915|
|Daisy and Button w/Narcissus
(#124) c. 1910
|Double Pinwheel aka Juno c. 1905||Ferris Wheel aka Prosperity (1909)||Eclipse aka Flower Medallion (#158) c. 1916|
|Gaelic (#?) c. 1908||Garden Pink (#167) c. 1925||Gothic Windows aka Silver Band (#166) (1924)||Horsemint (#156) (1915)|
|Oval Star (#300) A set of toy dishes.||Indiana Silver (#151) 1913||Mikado aka Jeweled Butterflies aka Late Butterfly aka (1907)||Late Paneled Grape aka Darling Grape (#154) c. 1913|
Loop and Jewel aka Venus aka Jewel & Festoon 1904
|Narcissus Spray aka Bouquet aka Winner Asstmt.
(#162) c. 1918
Nogi aka Amulet aka Pendant
|Paneled Daisy and Finecut (#123) 1909||Paneled Heather (#126)
|Paneled Strawberry aka Strawberry w/ Roman Key Band (#127) c. 1912||Rayed Flower (#161) 1917|
|Rose Point Band aka Clematis aka Water Lily (#153) c. 1913||Rosette with Pinwheels (#171) (1926)||Shooting Star (#119) 1905||Shrine (1903)|
|Gridley pitcher (1899)||Pattern #106, Spiraled Triangle (1899)||Star Band aka Bosworth aka New Wonder #160 1917||Stippled Sandbur (1902)|
|Success 1910||Togo aka Twin Feathers aka Nebraska aka Bismarc Star (1906)||Whirled Sunburst in Circle (#115) 1905||Whirling Sunburst Pattern #101 (1898)|
|Quadruped Pattern #125, (1910)||Dewey pitcher (1898)||Frosted Fruit Pattern #105, (1899)||Diamonds with Double Fans Pattern #110, (1903)|
|Whirling Pinwheel Pattern #117, (1905)||Sunburst and Diamonds Pattern #118, (1905)
||Nursery Rhymes (1908)|
|Banded Hobstar Pattern #122, (1909)|