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October 12, 2006
• Bosses Day, Oct 16 • Sweetest Day, Oct 21
• Halloween, Oct 31 • Thanksgiving, Nov 23
• Chanukah, Dec 15 • Christmas, Dec 25 • Kwanzaa, Dec 26
Introduced in 2005, Frances Burton's Wheatberry on Autumn gold quickly became our "best ever" decorated pattern for Fall. Her handpainted motif combines leaves, berries and wheat in an elegant yet vibrant design. We're pleased to offer new additions to this beautiful grouping. The Shoe is a new mould designed by Jon Saffell.
August 3-5, 2007
About 1900, glassworker Frank O. Myers got his start at a glass factory in Indiana, Pennsylvania, the very same plant where our company's founder, Frank L. Fenton, had begun as a glass decorator in 1897.
A loyal member of American Flint Glass Workers Local Union No. 71, Myers became an apprentice, first learning to gather glass and, before long, mastering pressing and blowing operations.
By about 1910, Myers was a skilled finisher, able to reshape pieces, such as flaring and crimping the tops of vases in many different ways.
He was also adept at attaching handles to cruets or pitchers then called "jugs." From time to time, his employer marketed glass baskets, and Myers was the fellow who put the handles on the baskets.
When Fenton decided to create baskets about 1939, Myers became our first basket handler. "He was very good at that job," Frank M. Fenton recalled. "And, he was very helpful in training other skilled glassworkers to become handlers. That was important to us in the early 1940s when several different baskets were in our line."
8" dia. Ruby Stretch Comport
One of a kind!
13" Tear Drop Vase One of a kind!
6-1/2" Pulled Feathers Vase
One of a kind!
12" Autumn Gold Stylized Flat Vase
One of a kind!
One winner each week! Winners will be announced on the Fenton website. A new contest begins each Monday at Noon ET.
*One entry per customer per week.
The next drawing will be Monday, October 16.
Enter to win a 7" Hat Basket in Fern Green Opaline, "As seen on TV"
Fern Green Opaline is
French Opalescent core covered with Fern Green. It has a flared
finish with a French Opalescent Rib Twist handle. It is
handpainted with white flowers and a dragonfly on the top of the
This Week's Question:
What day did Fenton make its first piece of glass at the Fenton factory in Williamstown, West Virginia?
Hint: The answer is found on this Fenton web page.
Last week's answer:
Last week's winner:
Robert W. from Austin, TX
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