Tiffin Glass and Tiffin Art Glass
Tiffin Glass and Tiffin Art Glass Company
天天看高清影视在线观看J. Beatty and Sons built a large glass works in Tiffin, Ohio, in 1888. In 1892, Tiffin Glass Company became part of the U.S. Glass Company, based in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
During the Depression, Tiffin made hundreds of patterns, its output twice that of Cambridge and A. H. Heisey. Tiffin purchased Heisey blanks to meet its production requirements. The company’s famed “Lady Stems” were made between 1939 and 1956.
天天看高清影视在线观看 Tiffin’s profits carried many other plants in the U.S. Glass Company. Several plants making inexpensive glassware were closed or sold during the Depression. By 1951, Tiffin was the only U.S. Glass plant remaining in operation. U.S. Glass Company purchased Duncan & Miller in 1955. In 1962, U.S. Glass declared bankruptcy and closed the Tiffin factory.
Production resumed under the name “Tiffin Art Glass Corporation,” a firm created by former Tiffin employees. Tiffin Art Glass produced high quality, etched stemware and glass accent pieces. The company also offered a pattern matching program, annually manufacturing retired patterns.
Tiffin purchased the molds and equipment of the T. G. Hawkes Cut Glass Company, Corning, New York in 1964. Continental Can purchased the Tiffin factory in 1966, selling it in 1968 to the Interpace Corporation, a holding company of Franciscan china.
天天看高清影视在线观看 Tiffin was sold again in 1980 to Towle Silversmiths. Towle began importing blanks from Eastern Europe. In 1984 Towel closed the Tiffin factory and donated the land and building to the city of Tiffin.
天天看高清影视在线观看 Jim Maxwell, a former Tiffin glass cutter, bought the Tiffin molds and equipment. The Tiffin trademark is now a registered trademark of Maxwell Crystal, Inc. In 1992, Maxwell placed four Hawkes and Tiffin patterns back into production.
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What to Look For
Tiffin stemware is collected by pattern. Byzantine, Cadena, Cherokee Rose, Classic, Flanders, Fuchsia, June Night, King’s Crown, and Persian Pheasant are among the most popular.
Look for even number (4, 6, 8) sets. Etched patterns command a higher price than plain patterns. Most buyers are seeking replacement pieces for a family set.
Some collectors focus on Tiffin forms and novelty pieces. The Poppy pattern vase, produced in several different colors, is an example. A collection of Tiffin candlesticks天天看高清影视在线观看 produced a colorful display.
Later production, especially during the Franciscan天天看高清影视在线观看 era, focused on heavier, more durable household glassware. This is dishwasher safe as opposed to pre-1965 pieces, many of which were not.
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Tiffin Glass and Tiffin Art Glass Antique Marks
Tiffin used paper labels to mark its glass. Since most labels were removed during the course of usage, knowing the Tiffin shape, the exact appearance of an object, is critical.
The Tiffin shield mark, a shield with a white border and black ground with a white capital “T” and “TIFFIN” in a cross bar, is the most commonly found mark.
A second mark天天看高清影视在线观看 is a vertical rectangle with chamfered corners inside of which is “TIFFIN / [“S” imposed over a “U”] / QUALITY / HAND MADE.
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