The MOSS Meeting was hosted by
Diane Wittik in Tiffin, OH at the Mad River Railroad
Bed and Breakfast
Coffee and donuts in the dining room before the meeting
Sue Sawyer, Cookie Barga, Debi Raitz and Diane Wittik
Some pieces of irradiated glassware Don Rabourn bought very inexpensively at a flea market. Discussion was that it was probably difficult to sell some clear glass items, but colored ones - even priced low - were better than no sales at all. We all concluded that the dealer must have connections with someone who irradiates to get this done and still sell the items so cheaply. We know from the convention how expensive it was to get items irradiated.
Show and Tell salts
Slightly sun purpled, but
the old version of this neat piece. The bottom is signed "Czechoslovakia."
These are currently being remade by the original company but now bear only
a (removable) sticker. Also now available in
Most of us are familiar with the pale green salt on the far right. When compared with the two other colors, the green is from a different mold. The feet on the green one end in little balls where the other two are curled. The design is also different when looked at closely.
The catalog picture reprinted here is German from 1913 and shows the amber and brown colored salts. (3rd row, far right) Be sure you don't dismiss every color as the same cheap quality of the pale green because they just might be the old ones.Our program was a visit to the Tiffin Museum downtown. Pictures can be seen by clicking here, but
they are posted on the page with other museum photos. You may also want to
look at the Fostoria
Museum pictures. Fostoria Ohio, where the famous glass factory first
began before moving to West Viginia, and Tiffin Ohio are only about 20 miles
apart. (Use your browser's back button to return to this page.)
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