Primarily because of the variety of different pieces. These two designs made the tremendous growth in commercial glass packaging possible. By the 1920s, there was hardly a. This tableware made it possible for the humblest of homes to have attractive glass as part of everyday life. The Annual membership lasts for 365 days from the date of payment and is renewable at any time. As the volume of commercial packing increased, outside forces changed the market and influenced the housewife to increasingly purchase packaged items. In spite of same rather negative working conditions, loyalty to the company continues to be evident when one interviews former employees.
This decision reversed the ruling of the lower court. Having been unsuccessful at stopping the merger from happening, the government brought an antitrust suit against Continental Can seeking to undo the merger. Continental Can Company, that the purchase of Hazel-Atlas by Continental Can violated section 7 of the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914. Hazel Atlas became industrious in formulating their own unique colors even so, that they received a patent on one color and trademark on another , so as to easily distinguish them from their competitors, as now the country was in a great depression and successful marketing would determine the fate of many glass houses. The Lifetime membership begins when you pay and will never expire. The growing company needed larger quarters. By 1930, the Corporation decided to build its own corporate headquarters and engaged a well-known local architect, Edward Bates Franzheim to design a building that would meet the growing needs for the company.
It is distinguished from the deep cobalt blue of other companies, the golden yellow produced by Hazel Atlas has no comparable counterpart, and their pink glass Sunset Pink was consistently formulated so as not to deviate largely, like that of Jeannette and Hocking Glass companies. Many cookie jars were made in colors not originally associated with Mayfair, but the pink and light blue versions can be troublesome for new collectors. The Hazel Atlas Corporation later acquired the rights to use this equipment but had to pay licensing fees to the Libby Company. Unlike many of the dozens of Glass manufacturers of the era, Hazel Atlas excelled in that not only did they produce functional and utilitarian glass, but they were the fore-runner of the household glass production which was an indispensable industry during the formative years of the Great Depression. By the way, here's another Hazel Atlas piece I got at the thrift yesterday: a square vaseline glass bowl. This was an easy and economical way to expand the line as no new molds had to be made: pieces already in production worked just fine.
Click this link to read the Annual or Lifetime Membership We have two ways to , you can be an Member or a Member. In 1894, Brady and several other partners started the Atlas Glass Company, a separate corporation devoted solely to manufacturing fruit jars. In 1902, the Hazel Company and the Atlas Glass Company combined forces along with Republic Glass and the Wheeling Metal Company and the birth of a new corporate giant occurred. These glass items, manufactured by the company, were on display in cases located throughout the building. The Atlas Glass Company was formed for the specific purpose of making fruit jars.
The company logo was a large stylized H with an A inside the bottom half -- you'll often see glass with this logo incorrectly listed as Anchor Hocking good to know if you're doing an eBay or Etsy search. In its prime, the company had 5,000 employees, many of whom were local residents. Those glass containers that existed in this country in the late 1800s were probably imported. Improvements in packing materials for shipping and expanded modes of transportation soon made it possible to ship by rail nationally. Shirley Temple Mugs were given away when you bought a featured product at the local grocer. Many phenomenal changes were in store in this area of business as well. He pioneered the used of the annealing lehr in the Hazel operation from it inception.
While Hazel Atlas produced many different patterns of Depression glass, the colors varied from pattern to pattern and most were made for only a few years during the 1930s. The metal lids found on Moderntone items confuse many people. Prior to these inventions, corks were the most widely used closure and they were employed for medicines and liquors. Brady, began a small operation producing zinc caps under the name of Wheeling Metal Plant. Join the Hazel Atlas Glass collectors website today! While not overwhelmingly successful, the green glass was noticed by other glassware manufacturers who added lovely patterns to similar glass and developed an array of other colors as the 1920s progressed. Meanwhile, the Hazel Company continued to expand its product line, becoming the first producer of glass mayonnaise, baby food, and pickle jars.
There was less and less downtime as production increased, oftentimes around the clock. Hazel Atlas was not directly affected because it did not produce any of these bottles in 1920. Bowls have a flat edge to bring out the pattern, but that means they have sharp inner rims that are prone to chips; thus mint condition bowls bring premium prices. The beauty of these colors has led Royal Lace, which was produced in complete sets in both Ritz Blue and Sunset Pink, to be one of the most popular Depression glass patterns sought by collectors. Their first 'pattern' was Ovide, which was really just the name they had for their plain dinnerware.
Within a year, Brady and Tallman opened a plant in Washington, Pennsylvania to take advantage of the natural gas and other resources available there. The Hazel Glass Company purchased zinc caps for it production of Mason jars. This new plant in Washington, Pennsylvania was constructed in 1886, manufacturing its only product of Mason liners but within a short time, under the direction of the now full-time company president Charles Brady, the company responded to market demands for ointment jars and salve boxes. So that's Hazel Atlas in a nutshell; I really just scratched the surface. It started as two separate glass companies Hazel and Atlas that merged in 1902.
Corks were expensive and so most containers were designed with narrow openings, thus limiting the possible container design. September 1956 Continental Can Company, the second largest producer of metal containers in America at the time, acquired the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company, the third largest producer of glass containers in America at the time. Leftovers from your dinner would have been stored in glassware that Hazel Atlas made for refrigerators and if your family was somewhat sophisticated and served after dinner drinks, the alcohol used for mixed drinks could have been bottled in Hazel Atlas decanters. The mark was first used in 1923. The lobby was constructed of Vermont marble and handsome art-deco style fixtures were found throughout the building. Since the pattern is on the outer edge and not the center of the plates, use marks and scratches are very obvious.