||A. J. Beatty and
glass factory of Steubenville, Ohio, announces it will be relocating to
Beatty and Sons merges with the United States Glass Company, becomes
|May 23, 1893
||Factory R is
|Gradual shift from
pressed to blown tableware; the USG gold-colored shield paper label is
added. Commericial ware is marketed under the US Glass name until
Sept. 1927. After that, household goods are identified by a gold
paper label with Tiffin superimposed on a large "T" within a shield.
the depression and in 1938 the offices of the US Glass Co. transfer
from Pittsburgh to Tiffin with C.W. Carlson as President. By
1940, all glassware is marked with a Tiffin label but the official
company name stayed US Glass through 1962.
|Focus is crystal
but new modern lines are added such as Swedish Modern aka Tiffin Modern
(pattern name changed in May 1946). Tiffin Modern free-form designs
continued into the 1960's.
|Duncan and Miller
Co. moulds and equipment are acquired to be made at both the Tiffin and
Glassport factories until the companies closing in 1980.
|Tiffin is sold to a
investment firm only to be sold again March of 1961 to Brilhart
|Brilhart's US Glass
goes bankrupt though the factory remains open until early 1963.
Paul Williams, C. W. Carlson Jr., Ellsworth
Beebe, and Bea Platt buy the plant and rename the company; Tiffin Art
Glass Company and is official May 1, 1963. The start-up
date for the new Tiffin venture is September 16, 1963. This
transaction marks the end of the United States Glass Company. A great
loss was incurred on August 3, 1963, when the Glassport factory is
destroyed by a tornado.
|Continental Can Co
US Glass Co. and renames it Tiffin Glass Company, Inc. Stemware is the
major focus with blown and pressed ware also manufactured.
The 'Franciscan Crystal' label is added in May 1969 to coordinate with
their dinnerware lines. Patterns such as; Jubilation, Canterbury
II, Flambeau, Revelation, Madeira dn Caberet..
|American Manor and
Reynolds Crystal were subsidiaries of Interpace
Corp., parent company of Tiffin Glass. During this ten-year
period, stemware in several new colors was introduced to coordinate
with Interpace's Shenango China.
lines are made for Sears and Roebuck, Montgomery-Ward, Tiffany's,
Macy's, Colony House, Royal Medallion, Nancy Prentiss, American Manor,
and Reynolds Crystal.
|May 19, 1979
||Factory is sold for
last time to Towle Silversmiths and operated as Tiffin Crystal, a
division of Towle Silversmiths.
|May 1, 1980
|Furnaces are shut
for good and facilitates an Outlet Store and Decorating Shop until
October 1984. Towle continues to sell Tiffin Glass stemware via
mail order, including the popular pattern Palais Versailles thru at
least 1990. Moulds are dispersed and Summit Art Glass acquires
the Tiffin Shield trademark mould now the property of The Tiffin Glass