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Basket
Handler
Marks

Handler's Marks
from 1907-Current

Attaching basket handles requires a great deal of skill. There's less than 30 seconds to attach and shape a handle before the glass cools down and is no longer workable.

In the 1950s, company President Frank M. Fenton and his brother Bill Fenton, Vice-President, decided that each Fenton basket handler should have a distinctive mark so collectors could identify the artisan who created their basket.

These marks are impressed at the base of each side of the basket handle. We currently have five skilled basket handlers at Fenton. 

Featured below are our handler's marks
, accompanied by their  employment dates.

For more information on creating Fenton handles,
click here.

To read about Fenton's first basket handler, Frank O. Myers, click here.

To see the production steps involved in making our 6" 2010 Spring Family Signing Event Exclusive Rosalene Basket, click here.


Apprentice Mark

Donald Badgley

1956 - 1978

Ron Bayles

1956 - 1997

Fred Bruce

1953 - 1990

Bob Buchanan

1990 - 2004

Rob Camden

1998 - 2003

D. Austin Dallison

1933 - 1982

Terry Deuley

1989 - 1999


Floyd Duff

1962 - 1978

Ronald Farley

1993 - 2004


 

Edwin J. Garber

1957 - 1968

Brian Green

1986 - Current


Tom Ingram

1996 - Current

Lloyd Lauderman

1953 - 1993

Frank O. Myers

1932 - 1962


 

Andy Newland

1986 - 2007

Robert Oliver, Sr.

1957 - 1995

Greg Parsons

2000 - 2001

Bob Patterson

1973 - 1996

J.R. Phillips

1986 - 1995

Jim Ralston

1992 - 2005

Peter K. Raymond

1907-1913 & 1921-1964

Matt Stanley

2000 - 2001

Delmer Stowasser

1965 - 1990


 

Junior Thompson

1957-1977 & 1990-93


 

Dave Vincent

1964 - 2005


 

Frank Workman

1996 - Current


 

Butch Wright

1973 - Current

Jon Anderson

1992 - Current

Suggested Fenton Reading:

FENTON Handcrafted American
Glass Artistry

Fenton 1955 50th Anniversary Catalog Reprint

Review of Fenton's Milk Glass, Revised Edition

Fenton Collector Essentials 5-Book Set

Fenton Glass -The First Twenty-Five Years

Especially For QVC...(softbound)

Especially For QVC...(hardback)

Fenton Glass -The Second Twenty-Five Years

Fenton Glass - The 1980s Decade


Please note:
Some of these titles are currently out of stock. Check with your local Fenton dealer, book seller or library.

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