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Tiffin / U. S. Glass

Tiffin / U. S. Glass

The United States Glass Company was formed when 18 or more glass companies combined in 1891 to try to survive trying times as a combined unit. While the idea behind the formation of this company was a sound one, the area that needed to be supervised and coordinated (during that time period), which involved Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania was too vast to manage well, and as a result, chaos often prevailed. After the companies combined, two new plants were built. An automatic facility was located at Gas City, Indiana, and a hand operation was installed at Tiffin, Ohio. These two companies along with the Glassport, Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh plants became important U.S. Glass Company plants.Tiffin produced quality glassware with delicate etchings. The operation became well known for the use of color.The Gas City branch produced machine made kitchenware, and dinnerware in colored glass through the 1930s.The Pittsburgh and Glassport factories were best known for their decorations . They decorated lamps, tableware and large line of colored glassware and crystal. In 1938 the U.S. Glass main offices were relocated to Tiffin, Ohio. By 1951 Tiffin was the only plant still in operation. Reference for this brief history was taken from the book "Colored Glassware of the Depression Era 2" Hazel Marie Weatherman Anyone collecting Depression Era glassware should add this wonderful book to their library

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