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Also see the full schedule of 2017-2018 Stretch-Out Calls (PDF).


Early Period Central and Jeannette to be discussed in May 10 Stretch-Out Call

Photos to be discussed will be posted on this announcement one week prior to the call.  For a PDF of just this announcement, click here.  Further information is available on our email: info@stretchglasssociety.org.

Early Period Central and Jeannette will be the topic of our Stretch-Out call on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 8 pm Eastern, 7 Central, 6 Mountain and 5 Pacific Time.  All are welcome to join in by calling 415-464-6800, followed by ID: 04211974#

This will be our fourth discussion on the topic of lesser-known companies that were producing stretch glass from 1916 to 1933. On May 10 we will be discussing the production from two of the ‘minor’ glass companies, Central Glass Works (Wheeling, Pennsylvania) and Jeannette Glass Company (Jeannette, Pennsylvania).

Central appears to have used a single bowl mold, but shaped the mold into many forms. They also made two sizes of trumpet-shaped candle holders. Some of their pieces have gold glue-chip decoration. In contrast Jeannette used several bowl molds. They also made handled servers with unique handle shapes. Both companies used a multitude of different colors.

Join us to learn about these minor companies and learn techniques that can help identify the different pieces.


LATE PERIOD FENTON MADE FOR QVC DISCUSSED IN APRIL 12 STRETCH-OUT CALL

Late Period Fenton Stretch Glass was the topic of our Stretch Out call on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 8pm Eastern.  We discussed the photos in this document on the call.

This was our fourth discussion on the topic of late period stretch glass (1970-2011). In our previous calls, in May and October 2017, and February 2018, we discussed Fenton in-line colors as found on their catalogue pages. In the April call  we switched to the less well-known colors that were made exclusively for QVC. The Fenton Glass Company started selling glass on QVC in the late 1980’s.  Shortly thereafter, stretch glass was introduced to the QVC buying public.

Watch this space for a full report on the discussion which will be posted soon!


FULL REPORT PUBLISHED ON MARCH 8 DISCUSSION OF EARLY PERIOD U.S. GLASS

Check out the Deluxe Edition Review of the March 8th discussion of Early Period U.S. Glass.  To view the document with photos discussed during the call, click here.

This was our third discussion on the topic of stretch glass by lesser-known companies that were operating in the early period of stretch glass production. The first call in February 2017 featured the lesser-known company of Vineland Flint Glass Company. In November we explored another of the companies - Lancaster Glass Company.  In the March 8, 2018 call, we focused on U. S. Glass Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This company produced the widest range of stretch glass. It seems like there are distinctive, related groupings with some lines being represented by certain colors. This call featured the transparent colors -- ones you can see through.


Are you trying to remember some detail about the stretch glass we discussed on a previous call?  Or do you just want to get an idea of what we do on these calls?  Click here for the Stretch-Out Discussion Gallery.  In this Gallery you will find photos and notes from all past stretch out calls.  This is a great place to learn about stretch glass.