Stretch Glass Discussions / stretch-out calls

Check out our Past Discussion Archive of historical Stretch-Out Calls.

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


Early Period U.S. Glass to be discussed in March 8 Stretch-Out Call

We are also pleased to announce the April Stretch Out call to give you extra time to plan to join us; the April announcement follows immediately below.  Photos to be discussed in the March call will be posted on this announcement one week prior to the call.  For a PDF of just the March announcement, click here.

Early Period U.S. Glass will be the topic of our Stretch Out call on Thursday, March 8, 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 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 this March 8, 2018 call, we will be focusing 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 will feature the transparent colors -- ones you can see through.

 

LATE PERIOD FENTON TO BE DISCUSSED IN APRIL 12 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.

Late Period Fenton Stretch Glass will be the topic of our Stretch Out call on Thursday, April 12, 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 is 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. Now we are going to switch 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.


Late Period Fenton featured in February 8 discussion

Late Period Fenton Stretch Glass was the topic of our Stretch-Out Call on Thursday, 2/8/18 at 8 pm Eastern.  We discussed the photos in this document on the call.  This was our third discussion on the topic of late period stretch glass (1970-2011). The first two calls, in May and October 2017, featured Velva Rose Stretch, Velva Blue Stretch, Stiegel Green Stretch, Sunset Stretch, Green Apple Stretch and Celeste Blue Stretch.

On this call, we discussed these colors of stretch glass made between 2003 and 2007:

  • Rosemilk Opalescent Stretch, a new color, introduced in 2005
  • Aquamarine Opalescent Stretch, another new color, introduced in 2005
  • Aubergine Stretch, also a new color, in 2007
  • Red Stretch, originally called Ruby, was re-introduced in 2007
  • Ruby Amberina Stretch, very similar to early Ruby and 2007 Red, made every year from 2003 through 2006

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


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.