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Fry Glass #1967 Depression Era Vaseline / Canary (Topaz) Side Handled Reamer

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Company/Maker: H.C. Fry Glass Company -
Item: #1967 Tab Handled Reamer -
Color: Canary (Vaseline / Yellow) - It does glow under a black light. -
Circa: 1930 -
Mark: Unmarked -

Our pretty Fry Glass canary reamer is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The cone and the handle are free of chips. The tab handle (which is prone to damage), is free of chips and cracks. This reamer has been well documented as Fry in Gene Florence's Kitchen Item books as well as in the book " The Collector's Encyclopedia of Fry Glassware" produced by the H.C. Fry Glass Society. Fry called this color Canary. Some call it Vaseline and it does glow under a black light.

Fry Glass #1967 Depression Era Vaseline / Canary (Topaz) Side Handled Reamer

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Fry Glass Depression Era Canary / Vaseline (yellow) Tab Handled Reamer


Fry Vaseline Side Handled Reamer

Fry Tab Reamer TOS

Fry Tab Reamer The BottomCompany/Maker: H.C. Fry Glass Company

Item: #1967 Tab Handled Reamer

Color: Canary (Vaseline / Yellow) - It does glow under a black light.

                                    Circa: 1930

Mark: Unmarked

Fry Reamer Tab Handled Looking INCondition:  Our pretty Fry Glass canary reamer is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The cone and the handle are free of chips. The tab handle (which is prone to damage), is free of chips and cracks.  This reamer has been well documented as Fry in Gene Florence's Kitchen Item books as well as in the book " The Collector's Encyclopedia of Fry Glassware" produced by the H.C. Fry Glass Society. Fry called this color Canary.  Some call it Vaseline and it does glow under a black light. This style reamer in a green depression glass color is being advertised on eBay as vaseline green because the green reamers also glow under a blacklight.  This reamer is not green --- it is a true canary yellow color, and while it does glow, it does not have to be placed under a black light to look yellow.

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#1967 Fry Reamer - This striking reamer was produced by the Fry Art Glass Company in the 1930s.  It  has been found in an array of colors which include rose (pink), emerald green, canary, and fry foval (white opalescent). 

The H.C. Fry Company -  In 1901 the H.C. Fry company was formed from the desire to keep experienced, trained glass workers employed. The lack of work was the result of a fire that had destroyed the Rochester Tumbler Works. H.C. Fry (the ex-president of The National Glass Company) was the entrepreneur behind this venture. He invested $250,000, and built his company in North Rochester, Pennsylvania, which was in the area of the destroyed company, but was more accessible to raw materials, water and transportation. Construction began on June 3, 1901.

Production in the new plant started in 1902. The plant used improved methods for making glassware and was capable of turning out high quality products. Some glassware was blown, but pressed ware was also made during these early years. The plant was equipped with many innovative features such as a sprinkling system. The cutting room was the largest in its day. Mr. Fry wanted only the best and initiated a system of quality control to ensure his goals. He established a large sample room to promote his superior products.

Production of Fry increased and another plant was built. Mr. Fry continued to innovate the industry. He hired the H.L. Dixon Company to design and construct an eight pot furnace. This design was adopted by other companies and soon reduced the cost of producing glass for the entire industry.

In 1911 Fry glassware production doubled. The two plants were combined and new ideas were again put into use at the factories. In 1917 the plant was said to be the most up-to date glass factory in the country.

The factory began to have financial difficulties in the early 1920s and went into receivership to try to regain its former solvency. It remained in receivership until 1929, when it was reorganized. S.C. Stebbens was appointed as the new President. Fry continued its production of fine quality products and planned to add lines of attractive tableware and stem ware.

The Great Depression proved to be another stumbling block for the Fry Company. Orders for glassware declined. In July of 1933 the company was again placed in receivership. The remaining company employees were dismissed and the Fry Glass Company was dissolved.

During their production years, The Fry Glass Company was responsible for some of the finest cut glassware made in America. They made beautiful colored and crystal glassware. Perhaps Fry is best remembered for opal kitchenware and for its Art Glass in a translucent opal or pearl color called Foval. Foval items came plain, or were trimmed in blue and green. Today Fry's Art Glass line is avidly sought after by collectors.


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COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE United States
COMPANY / MAKER Fry Art Glass
DISTRIBUTOR N/A
PATTERN / ITEM #1967 Fry Tab Handled Reamer (Side Handled)
DECORATION/ HAND PAINTING N/A
CIRCA 1930s

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