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Fostoria Glass from
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A short explanation of Fostoria Glass:
Fostoria Glass Co. opened in Fostoria, Ohio in 1887, but moved to Moundsville, West Virginia four years later reportedly when gas was more readily available than in Fostoria. They were very successful for nearly a hundred years, finally closing in 1986 after being bought by the Lancaster Colony company in 1983.

For a long time they were the largest producers of hand-made glass in America. Their largest production lines were stemware but they also made a full range of tableware including the USA's first complete dinner service in glass.

A large amount of the Fostoria tableware had etched designs. Their most famous design is the Fostoria American line, an "ice cubes" pattern which was produced from 1915 until they closed in 1986. Even after they closed, these same pieces are shown in the Indiana Glass catalogs for 1988-89 (Indiana Glass also belonged to Lancaster Colony).


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Fostoria American Line 2006 Fostoria American Line2002 Fostoria value guide Useful Fostoria book Ems Fostoria book Fostoria tableware book Fostoria tableware book Bones Fostoria book Fostoria glass book Fostoria pressed glass book Navarre Fostoria book Fostoria table glass book 20th Century glass book Fostoria American Line book Fostoria book Seligson Glass book







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