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The name "Carnival Glass" came about when the market for carnival glass slumped in the 1920's & the glass was given away as prizes at carnivals, hence the name.
From what I have read on the subject, the glass was first produced by Fenton Art Glass Company, of Williamstown, West Virginia, in 1908. But the glass was also made by several US companies, The Northwood Glass Company in Wheeling, West Virginia, Imperial Glass in Ohio; Westmoreland from Pennsylvania; Dugan (later named Diamond) in Indiana, Pennsylvania; and Millersburg, in Ohio.
The bowl that you will see on this site was produced by The Millersburg Company in Ohio around the year 1911 & is in perfect mint condition. It belonged to my mother, who got it from her mother & now it has been passed to me. The interior or primary pattern is named "Whirling Leaves". The exterior or secondary pattern is known as "Fine Cut Ovals".
The Millersburg Company was only in business from 1908 to 1912. According to the letter I received from the Corning Museum of Glass, the red color was unusual for Carnival Glass & would probably be of great interest to collectors.
Please use the navigation bar on the left side of this page to have a closer look at My Old Bowl & to see the letters from the Smithsonian & the Corning Museum of Glass. You will also find a Webrings & Links page so that you may submit your link to be added to this site. I am hoping to have to add A LOT of links so that my visitors will have more to see than just My Old Bowl.*8-) And please, don't forget to sign the guestbook to let me know you were here. The contact page is here for those that may be interested in adding My Old Bowl to their own collection.
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