Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

Anna’s Glass

Posted in 1. American Glass, Later American Glass after 1850 by John Allaire on January 9, 2012

This example is a popular commemorative glass from the Victorian Era with the date of 1899, city Asbury Park (NJ), and name. There are many glasses like this with different place, dates, and names. This one is important to me because my Grandfather at age 23 gave it to his new bride Anna.

H: 3 ½ inches

D: 1899

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Fry Tea Pot with Jade Trim

Posted in 1. American Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Later American Glass after 1850 by John Allaire on February 2, 2011

This heat resistant glass tea pot was made by H. C. Fry Glass Company in Rochester, PA. This company made complete dinner sets, tea sets and a large variety of heat-resistant oven glassware from 1916 to 1930 under a license from the Corning Glass Works.

 

H: 7 inches

1916-1930

66A Fry Tea Pot with Jade Trim

FIRE GRENADE BOTTLE

Posted in 1. American Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Later American Glass after 1850 by John Allaire on September 15, 2010

A fire grenade is a fire extinguisher in a glass bottles.  Containers like this one held chemicals and were thrown at the base of the fire so the bottle would smash and release the chemicals, putting out the fire. This dark blue bottle still has the carbon-tetrachloride (CTC) sealed in it. Early ones used salt-water, but CTC was more effective. Carbon-tetrachloride extinguishers were withdrawn in the 1950s because of the chemical’s toxicity–exposure to high concentrations damages the nervous system and internal organs. Additionally, when used on a fire, the heat can convert CTC to Phosgene gas, formerly used as a chemical weapon in World War One.

H: 6 ½ inches

1870-1910

22a Fire Grenada Bottle

DOCTOR’S KIT BOTTLE, American Glass

Posted in 1. American Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Later American Glass after 1850 by John Allaire on December 14, 2009

32A  DOCTOR’S KIT BOTTLE, American

H: 6 1/4 inches

C: 19th

Doctor’s Kit Bottle A32

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