FEDERAL GLASS COMPANY
1900 to 1980
The Federal Glass was established in Columbus Ohio in 1900. At first they advertised only tumblers, specializing in bar ware. In 1906 they were listed as manufacturers of bottles and jars.
By 1914 the Federal Glass catalog included a full range of pressed glass, imitation cut glass patterns and other fashionable designs of the period. They appear to have made only clear glass at this time, no colored glass.
By the 1920’s the company was making sets of tableware. Their patterns from the 20’s and 30’s were typical Depression glass items in Depression glass colors. Many of these pieces carry the Federal Glass trademark of an F in a shield.
During the 1950’s, Federal jazzed it up to reach the modern market. They produced patterns such as Heritage, Star, Park Avenue, Petal and many more. Federal Glass closed its doors forever in 1980.
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