Bed and Bath Glass
September 26, 2013
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.
During the Depression Era, commonly thought of as the
day the Stock Market crashed in 1929 and the start of WWII, glass companies in the United
States began experimenting with color. Colored glass had been introduced prior to
this but it was during the Depression years that the production of it was in its
heyday. Companies such as Heisey, Cambridge, Fostoria, U.S. Glass, New Martinsville,
Paden City, etc produced some of the prettiest pieces of bedroom and bathroom glass you'll
ever see. The items they produced included powder jars, perfume bottles and
atomizers, lamps, vanity sets, towel bars, and the list goes on. Colors ranged from
pink and green to black and red and everything in between. Some of the pieces have
very classic traditional shapes and others are pure Art Deco. We have a lovely selection
for your enjoyment and of course purchase. The pages are listed by color. Click on
the color for the powder jars you'd like to see.
Green Frosted, Flower Garden
In the top photo from left to right:
green frosted "octagonal", green
frosted "elephant trunk down", green
transparent "Judy" by New Martinsville Glass, and green
In the 2nd photo is "Flower Garden with Butterflies". These are just a sampling of the powder jars
that were made.
Glass Drawer Pulls,
First Class Glass
P.O. Box 416
Wells, ME 04090-0416
207/985-9294 Daily 9AM to 10PM EST
Contact us by e-mail
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prior to inquiries and orders.
Latest update September 22, 2013
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