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he has a extensive list with alot of great material on obscure glass and pottery companies here: Manuf Beer ******************************************************************************** Usually embossed on the base, marks may also appear on the lower heel area on certain types of bottles, especially sodas.

On earlier flasks, fruit jars, and soda bottles, and especially examples produced in the mid-nineteenth century period (1840s-1860s), the full factory name or initials may be embossed across the front.

In the early stages of Westmoreland from 1889 through about 1910 glass was not typically marked.

  However, Westmoreland did use paper labels as early as 1906 that say "Westmoreland Specialty Company." These rectangular or round paper labels can be found on mustard containers and other wares including a 1906 Shriner's plate.

  Our newsletter offers information on Westmoreland glass and you can advertise your glass for sale or buy from other members selling their glass.

You can always post a picture of piece in the various glass forum sites on the Internet and Facebook or you may contact the Webmaster at [email protected] you have a question. The placing of a company's trademark on glass by the manufacturing glass company did not come into common use until the mid-1900s.

Hopefully this database will be of some help to those who are attempting to assign an approximate date range to a particular bottle, assuming it carries an identifiable glass manufacturer’s mark. Co.” Also, the abbreviation “Co” (Company) sometimes may be found embossed with either an upper- or lower-case “O” on various bottles made by the same manufacturer.

be a glass manufacturer’s mark and so may not be listed here. Many bottles carry only a number (or numbers) on the base.

With the backing of Ira Brainard from nearby Pittsburgh, the brothers soon bought out the Ohio founders and changed the firm’s name to the Westmoreland Specialty Company.

Operation of the factory ran smoothly for nearly 30 years.

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