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 Northwood / National /Coudersport - (Bastow Glass Co.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Button Panels, Circa 1899. This pattern was produced by  Northwood Glass Company at Indiana, PA in addition, it was also produced by Bastow Glass Co., in Coudersport, PA Cir. 1903-1904 where its pattern name was Shadow.

National Glass Co. purchased the Indiana, PA. site from Harry Northwood and operated it from 1900-1904.  National also acquired all of the old Northwood, Indiana, PA molds at that time.  Dugan Glass Co. operated the site from 1904-1913, again with some of Northwood molds.  The Diamond Glass Co. continued to operate the site from 1913 to 1931 when the company closed.

This pattern may also have been produced by National Glass Co. or even Jefferson Glass Company before it was produced at Coudersport.  Harry Bastow was a long-time employee of the Northwood Co. in Indiana, PA.  He became the Plant Superintendent of the National Glass Co., Northwood Works, when National took over the site.  He left National in 1900 to become President of the newly formed Jefferson Glass Co.  In 1903, Harry left Jefferson to establish Bastow Glass Co. in Coudersport, PA. 

The writer's speculation is that the molds left with Harry Bastow when he left Indiana, PA.  He may have designed the molds and owned them outright or purchased them from National or possibly Dugan.  National and / or Jefferson may or may not have used the molds.  However, they were used by the Bastow Glass Co. in Coudersport, PA. in 1903 or 1904 in addition to their earlier Northwood's use.  

The Coudersport plant was destroyed by fire in 1904.  The molds were probable destroyed in that fire.  This would explain why this pattern was never made in carnival glass.

Northwood Colors: White (Clear), Blue & Canary (Vaseline) with Opalescent. 

Shadow, Cir. 1903-1904, same pattern different name.  Shadow was also made at Coudersport, PA by the Bastow Glass Co.         

Bastow Glass Co. Colors: White (Clear), Blue & Canary (Vaseline) with Opalescent. In Coudersport transparent Green without the addition of opalescent glass was also manufactured

Collection of:  The Antiquarian Collection

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Color of Bowl: White (clear), Blue & Canary (Vaseline) with Opalescent added to the crimp area and some of the dots on bands.  Transparent Green without opalescent was also manufactured at Coudersport, PA.  

Glass Type: Transparent White (clear), Blue & Canary (Vaseline) glass. Opalescent treatment on crimped rim area and some of the dots on the bands.  Transparent green glass was manufactured without opalescent

Bowl:  A very short stemmed rose bowl with round base.  Bowl is spherical shape with 18 upward and somewhat inward crimps on the rim.  The base is polished and concave.  Inside of bowl flat to slight convex.

Decorations:  the glass pattern on exterior of bowl and the Opalescent treatment to crimp area of bowl and dots.  The glass pattern consists of ribbing circling around the lower half of the bowl.  Four doted panels extend from just below where the ribbing starts to the base of the round stemmed foot.  Opalescent glass has also been applied to some of the dots on this band. 

Dimension: 4.25 height by 4.25 width of bowl 4.5" wide at outside of panels.  Bowl opening 2.25.

Glass House: H. Northwood and Co. & Bastow Glass Co. Other possible

Region of Manufacture: USA, Indiana, PA. and Coudersport, PA.  Other possible location Steubenville, OH.

Estimated Date of Manufacture:  1899 - 1904   

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