September 26, 2013
Hazel Atlas Reamers
This past year and a half has been a difficult one. My wonderful husband,
Frank, died in February after
a long illness. Since then I've been dealing with everything that entails. Unfortunately my
business, First Class
Glass, has suffered from lack of attention and will continue to do so because of everything I
still have to do. So I have
decided to take a break.
Starting now, and until further notice, I will not be taking any orders for First Class
Glass. Come this spring I will do a complete update and be open for business.
Thank you for your continued patronage.
See you in the spring.
Hazel Atlas Glass Company was created with the merger
of the Hazel Glass Company and the Atlas Glass and Metal Company, both of Washington, PA
in 1902. Hazel Atlas opened its headquarters in Wheeling, West Virginia. In
1929 they began to make colored glass. They made green, pink, topaz, cobalt blue,
black, crystal, white milk glass (wmg) and dark amethyst. One of lines made by the
company was reamers - orange juice squeezers. These came in both one and 2-piece
such as the ones below. Please be assured that we know the difference between the
old and the repros. I am a reamer collector and own over 500 reamers!! I can
definitely spot the new ones. The company was taken over by Continental Can in
1956. Just a further note on reamers, they come in glass, plastic (mostly new),
metal including sterling silver, pottery, china and porcelain. You can find the
ordinary ones for as little as $8.00 and the rare ones for as much as $5,000.00.
They're fun to collect and the one piece reamers with handles that form a loop, like a
coffee cup, can be easily and creatively displayed without taking up a great deal of room.
- yellow 2-piece reamer $245
Hazel Atlas Cobalt Blue,
Hazel Atlas Colonial Couple,
Hazel Atlas Criss Cross Cobalt,
Hazel Atlas Green,
Hazel Atlas Shakers
First Class Glass
P.O. Box 416
Wells, ME 04090-0416
207/985-9294 Daily 9AM to 10PM EST
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Latest update September 12, 2012
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