Museum Treasures

There are so many amazing treasures throughout the museum. Our goal here is to feature one of those special items and bring you more information about it every week. Please check back often as we will be adding new treasures every week!

Anchor Hocking Tumblers

Anchor Hocking Tumblers

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a pair of No. 3600/579 12 oz. tumblers from the Anchor Hocking Corporation. The first is a black screen-printed design of bottles and stemware with overlay of plum in the Anticipation pattern,...

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Everglade Pattern Candlestick Holder

Everglade Pattern Candlestick Holder

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is an unusual candlestick, but one that is easily recognized by Cambridge glass collectors as part of the Everglade pattern. Easy, right? Well, maybe, maybe not. It turns out to be a bigger puzzle...

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Gay Fad Studios Photographs

Gay Fad Studios Photographs

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a small collection of photographs from our archives featuring Mid-Century American Modern barware and serving pieces from the Gay Fad Studios. The first five are in the Time ‘n Tide (or TNT)...

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HouzeX Octagon Ashtray

HouzeX Octagon Ashtray

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a HouzeX Glass Products No. B-10 octagon ashtray in ebony, with a wonderful brass art deco impala figurine. Houze Glass operated in Point Marion under a variety of different names over the years...

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P.J. McElroy Trade Card

P.J. McElroy Trade Card

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a trade card from P. J. McElroy, practical glass blower, 137 Bridge Street, East Cambridge, Mass., featuring McElroy's syringes. The syringes are patented September 24, 1872, so it is likely...

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Mosaic Glass Company Windowpanes

Mosaic Glass Company Windowpanes

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a small collection of art glass windowpanes in brilliant colors with elaborate embossed designs. These tiles were originally made by the Mosaic Glass Company of Fostoria, Ohio, from 1891 until...

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Westmoreland Elite Cream & Sugar Set

Westmoreland Elite Cream & Sugar Set

Today’s Monday Morning treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a cream and sugar in the Westmoreland Glass Specialty Company’s Elite pattern. Our sugar bowl is missing its lid, but the rim can clearly be seen. Design patent No. D25,194 for this pattern was...

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Down Memory Lane Tumblers

Down Memory Lane Tumblers

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a set of four tumblers in the Down Memory Lane series, celebrating great Broadway composers. The composers honored are George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and Harold Arlen. The...

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Whimsey Turtle Ashtray

Whimsey Turtle Ashtray

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a whimsey turtle ashtray. Whimseys can be a fun collectible – these are pieces made by workers in their spare time, what we might call “fantasy” pieces. What makes this one unusual is that we...

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Anderson box Co. Chicken Waterer

Anderson box Co. Chicken Waterer

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a very unusual poultry feeder. It is the Anderson Box Company’s No. 540 Sana-Fount chicken waterer. It stands 9 ¼” high and is 9” in diameter, which makes it a pretty impressive addition to a...

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