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IMPERIAL GLASS

Read History of Imperial Glass 1901 - 1984. - The Imperial Glass Company was founded in 1901 by an ex-riverboat captain Edward Muhleman who had many years´ experience as a director/ manager/ investor in glass companies. The aim was to build a very large, modern glassworks close to the river in Bellaire, Ohio, where there were so many other glassworks that Bellaire was already known as "Glass City". After three years of planning and building, this new glassworks went into production in 1904, and within a few months became a major player in the glass industry in the USA. Starting with clear glass in an extensive range of new tableware and imitation cut designs, they moved on to colored glass and carnival glass in 1909. The early Imperial trademarks were Nuart and Nucut (see left). From 1920 onwards the fourth trademark shown on the left, a double I with the word Imperial, was introduced. Early colored glass from Imperial is not usually marked with a trademark, however. In the 1950s the trademark IG (see below) was introduced and in the 1960s the company began to re-issue some of its old designs in Carnival Glass. Imperial was careful to apply the IG trademark to most of its re-issues of old designs, but not necessarily to designs that were in continuous production over a long period, like Candlewick (approx.1936-1980s) and Cape Cod (approx. 1931-1980s). Imperial bought the assets of the A. H. Heisey glassworks in 1958 and two years later, those of the Cambridge Glass Company. This brought hundreds of molds for some very successful lines into Imperial, and they continued to produce them under the old identities, as "Heisey by Imperial" and "Cambridge by Imperial". In 1973 the diverse manufacturing company Lenox Inc. bought Imperial Glass and over the next few years Imperial moved more into the glass giftware market, and away from its traditional tableware market. An L was added to the Imperial IG trademark during the Lenox years, and it also seems there was a lack of investment in repairs and renovations at Imperial during this period. In 1981 Lenox sold imperial to Arthur Lorch (who added an A to the trademark, making it ALIG), and after a few more years of struggling against bankruptcy, the company finally closed in 1984 and its assets were sold to Lancaster Colony and Consolidated International. At the liquidation sales which ensued, the Heisey molds which had belonged to Imperial were mostly bought by Heisey Collectors of America and the Cambridge molds by the National Cambridge Collectors Club. Another trademark, NI superimposed, was introduced very briefly in the 1980´s standing for "New Imperial".

Imperial Glass:Tray Center Handled Tray Crystal Wheel Cut Flowers
Imperial Center Handled Tray Crystal Wheel Cut Flowers 10 3/4" in diameter and about 4 1/2" high to the top of the handle .
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Imperial Glass:Blue Laced Edge Footed Candy Dish with Lid Antique
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Imperial Glass:Bowl 'Star Medallion'Ohio Star & Cane Clear Pressed Glass Footed Bowl
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Imperial Glass:Candle Stick Holders Lace Edge #749 Crystal Double Candle Stick Holder
Pair of Imperial Glass Co.Lace Edge #749 Crystal Double Candle Stick Holder.
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Imperial Glass:Candlewick Bowl Large Salad Size
Imperial glass Candlewick Bowl Large Salad size in crystal, 10 1/2" in diameter and about 3 1/4" high, There is a couple of very tiny,...
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Imperial Glass:Cape Cod Clear Sundae Glass
Imperial Glass..
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Imperial Glass:Cape Cod Pattern Set of 4 6 Oz Tumblers
Imperial glass cape cod pattern set of four six ounce tumblers
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Imperial Glass:Carnival Glass Ribbed Sherbet 5 Glasses
Imperial Glass Carnival Glass Ribbed Sherbet 5 Glasses Carnival Glass Sherbet glasses Made by IMPERIAL GLASS color IRIDESCENT MARIGOLD...
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Imperial Glass:Clear Cape Cod Dinner Plate
Imperial Glass Clear Cape Cod Discontinued: 1931 - 1984..embossed design.
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Imperial Glass:Elegant Pressed Glass Salad Bowl~Stunning Art Glass
Elegant Pressed Glass Salad Bowl~Stunning Art Glass Here is a stunning piece of glassware, a work of art this pressed glass...
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Imperial Glass:Elegant Pressed Glass Set of Three Fruit/Dessert Bowls
Elegant Pressed Glass Set of Three Fruit/Dessert Bowls Here is a stunning piece of glassware, a work of art these pressed glass fruit/dessert...
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Imperial Glass:Marigold Carnival Glass Footed Bowl
Imperial?? Marigold Carnival Glass Footed Bowl It is in a great, hexagon shape with a lovely rim design and a lovely bowl pattern to the...
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Imperial Glass:Mogul Variant Pattern 612 Vegetable Bowl
Imperial Glass Pattern 612 Mogul Variant..Clear pressed glass star design.
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Imperial Glass:NuCut #537 Large Celery Dish
Imperial Glass introduced its NuCut line in 1914 so that ordinary folks could buy pretty glass that imitated the expensive American Brilliant...
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Imperial Glass:NUCUT 495 Pickle Dish
Vintage...Imperial Glass...NuCut...Line 495...Pickle Dish
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Imperial Glass:NUCUT Elegant Cut Glass Crystal Pickle Dish
Imperial Marked "NUCUT" Elegant Cut Glass Crystal .
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Imperial Glass:NUCUT Elegant Cut Glass Crystal Round Bowl
Imperial Marked "NUCUT" Elegant Cut Glass Crystal .
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Imperial Glass:Radiant Daisy Diamond Cut Bar Nappy
Imperial Glass Radiant Daisy Diamond Cut Bar Nappy, Nappie.. Heavy, clear, fine deep cut, scalloped sawtooth lip radiant starburst nappie...
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Imperial Glass:Slewed Horseshoe Clear Punch Cup
Condition: Used Manufacturer: Imperial Glass or US Glass Co. EAPG Imperial Glass Slewed Horseshoe Clear Punch Cup. This pattern was...
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Imperial Glass:Stars and Archs Fruit Bowl.
Imperial Glass Stars and Archs Fruit Bowl. 4 3/4" in diameter and about 1 3/4" high NO chips or cracks in good used condition..
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