The Canton Glass Company made a lot of
different wares, but they are included in this site because of their
vault lights. An 1897 letterhead claims they were "The Largest
Manufacturers in the World of PRESSED VAULT, SIDEWALK, &
SKYLIGHT GLASS". In general, Canton claimed:
- "MANUFACTURERS OF BEST QUALITY POT
GLASS IN ALL COLORS"
- "TABLEWARE, TUMBLERS, CONFECTIONERS,
DRUGGISTS, HOSPITAL, PHOTOGRAPHIC AND SODA FOUNTAIN
GLASSWARE, STATIONERS AND BIRD BATHS AND SEED CUPS, BAR GLASSWARE,
VAULT SIDEWALK AND SKYLIGHT GLASS"
- "SPECIALISTS IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND
OPERATING OF PRIVATE MOULDS"
- "SPECIALISTS OF AUTOMOTIVE DEVICES IN
ALL COLORS OF GLASS"
Canton Glass Company, Canton, Ohio
(Spring 1883 - March 1890)
- Lantern globes, opal nest eggs, mortars and
pestles, the Canton Domestic Fruit Jar (in clear and cobalt),
seed cups, and the patented Ribbed Filtering Funnel.
- Tableware patterns include "Barred for-get-me-not",
"Primrose", "Swan", and "Barker's White Elephant" (now called
Canton Glass Company, Beaver Falls,
Pennsylvania (March 1890 - July 1890)
- Presumably continued production of same items
as at Canton, Ohio, using same tooling.
Canton No. 1, Marion, Indiana
(1890 - 1899)
- "Manufacturers of Bar Goods, Drug Sundries,
Table Ware, Novelties, patentees & sole manufacturers
of the RIBBED FILTERING FUNNEL. Special
Attention to the Making & Working of Private Molds"
- "Manufacturers of Pressed and Blown Crystal
Tableware, Tumblers, Bar Goods, Street and Lantern Globes,
Bird Cups, Opal Bird Baths, Weiss Beers, Decanters, Beer
Mugs, Side Walk Lights, etc. Opal Eggs and Open-edged
plates. Druggists' Goods, Graduates, Pressed Percolators,
Mortars and Pestles, Plain Funnels." --China, Glass and
Lamps, Jan 15, 1896
- Tableware, tumblers, lamps, knob pulls, bird
cups, lantern globes, bird baths, shoeppens, decanters, beer
mugs, funnels, druggist goods, graduates, percolator tops,
mortars and pestles, ointment and cosmetic jars, ink wells,
fish globes, glass collar pads for horses, roofing tiles,
domed food covers, glass spoons, candy jars, infant glass
coffins, the Canton Domestic Fruit Jar, and the patented
Ribbed Filtering Funnel. --Marg Iwen
- "Multiple Scroll" pattern (Canton No. 130):
candy plate in 7, 8, and 9", creamer, covered butter, mug,
ball-handled jars (caddys) in pint, 1½ pint, quart,
and 1½ quart (Patent Dec 31, 1889). Colors: opal,
blue, amber and clear.
- "Framed Jewel" (Canton No. 140): more than
30 forms, including four-piece table set, tankards in ½
pint, pint, quart, and 1½ gallon, custard cup, child's
mug, goblet, wine, tumbler, nappies, berry bowls in several
sizes, celery , rose bowl, pitchers, and restaurant sugar.
Color: "Clear, but colors may have been made."
Canton Glass Works (National Glass Co.),
Marion, Indiana (1899 - 1902)
- Bitter bottles, candy trays and plates, crushed
fruit bowls, decanters, fruit jars (Canton Domestic Fruit Jar
and Calcutt's Fruit Jar [patented by Reginald B. Calcutt on
Nov 7, 1893]), measuring tumblers, medicine glasses, tablet jars,
paperweights, fish globes, basket and slipper novelties, nest
eggs, seed cups, mortars and pestles, eye cups and the Ribbed
Filtering Funnel --1902 National Class Co. Export Catalog No. 2
- Other tableware and novelties include "Crystal"
line (No. 120) ["Hob and Diamond"?], "Lustre", "Sparkling",
"Dew Drop", "Star Drop" (or "Stardrop"), "Trefoil", "Columbus",
two plate designs for the 1896 presidential campaign, Saratoga
Hat toothpick, Basket, and Heart-shaped plate.
Canton No. 2, Marion, Indiana
(1902 - 1958)
- "Peacock" card stand, "Dove" vase, "Kingfisher"
toothpick, "Peerless" set, "Brilliant" set, imitation cut nappies,
candlesticks --1919 catalog
- Glass lid for butter churn, glass mouthpiece
for clarinet, glass razor hones, bricks of opal glass filled
with mortar, glass roofing tiles in the shape of terra cotta
bricks, lightning rod balls, lemon juice extractors. --Marg Iwen
- 1,500 items displayed at the 1912 industrial
fair in Marion.
- "Futura" line by Bocciarelli: goblets, parfaits,
sherberts, wines, grape juice glasses and sugar bowls. Colors:
ruby, cobalt, rose, green, crystal and golden amber.
Canton No. 2, Hartford City, Indiana
(1958 - 1999)
- "Pressed and blown glassware for restaurants,
hospitals, lighting fixture companies, and other industrial
firms in clear and colored glass" --Marg Iwen