From the standpoint of most collectors of antique bottles, the name and location of the company the bottle was made for, and the name of the product that was originally contained in the bottle (one or both of which may be embossed on the bottle) is often considered to be of more interest or importance than the glass factory where the bottle was actually manufactured.
However, this site is geared with more emphasis on the actual themselves.
Generally it's a good guide to the authenticity of a piece, but bear in mind that Wright issued several patterns (primarily the Grape and Cable butter dish and Grape Delight nut bowl) with the mark. The absence or presence of the mark makes little difference in the value or desirability.
Imperial Iron Cross Mark Very few pieces of Imperial Carnival Glass were marked in any way.
From all accounts, the marks appear to have been used in combination.
Registration Approvals were granted on June 2, 1914.1914 - When registering for the 'Double I' ( 'Iron Cross' ) mark, the Company stated it had been in use since January 12, 1914.
Plants were located at Wheeling, WV; Washington, PA; Clarksburg, WV; Zanesville, OH; Grafton, WV; Ada, OK; Pomona, CA; Blackwell, OK; Lancaster, NY; Oakland, CA; Montgomery, AL; and Plainfield, IL. The Hazel-Atlas mark continued to be used, at least on some percentage of their glass products, until approximately 1964, when Continental sold all of the glass plants (except the facility at Plainfield, Illinois) to Brockway Glass Company. NOTE: this mark is frequently misunderstood to be a trademark used by the Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation, which is incorrect!!
Hazel Atlas Florentine No 1 dinner plate, circa 1932-1935. I have noticed items listed for sale by dealers and sellers at antique malls, flea markets (and other venues such as ebay) with labels indicating Anchor Hocking.
Cambridge NEAR CUT Mark The NEAR CUT mark is always found in capital letters with "NEAR" above "CUT." Mostly seen on some, but not all, Inverted Strawberry pieces, it is also found, rarely, on Double Star, Inverted Feather and Inverted Thistle items.
Hopefully this database will be of some help to those who are attempting to assign an approximate date range to a particular bottle, assuming it carries an identifiable glass manufacturer’s mark. Co.” Also, the abbreviation “Co” (Company) sometimes may be found embossed with either an upper- or lower-case “O” on various bottles made by the same manufacturer.
be a glass manufacturer’s mark and so may not be listed here. Many bottles carry only a number (or numbers) on the base.
Hazel Glass Company, Washington, PA (began 1887) and Atlas Glass Company, also of Washington, PA (began 1896) merged to form the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company, Wheeling, WV, in 1902. (In my own opinion, it is likely, or at least very possible, that the “H over A” mark continued to appear on some containers produced after 1964, since a very large number of molds were then in use, and it would have been a considerable endeavor just to make minor re-tooling changes on all of those molds to erase or replace the makers mark.) Tremendous numbers of white milkglass liners (the miniature round glass plates or “saucers” that fit inside zinc screw-threaded lids made for Mason-style fruit jars) were produced, as well as canning jars (fruit jars) including the jars for general household use; “packer ware” (generic containers for a multitude of common food products such as mayonnaise, spaghetti sauce, mustard, jams and jellies, coffee, peanut butter, applesauce, etc, as well as non-food items like cosmetics, salves, medicines, chemical liquids), as well as a wide variety of other containers for products of every description.
Hazel-Atlas eventually grew to become one of the largest glass manufacturing firms in the world, (probably second in the United States, behind Owens-Illinois Glass Company) with 14 glass plants operating simultaneously. " data-medium-file="https:// data-large-file="https:// class="size-medium wp-image-481" title="hazel-atlas-plate-florentine" src=" alt="" width="300" height="288" srcset="https:// https:// https:// sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" / In 1957, Hazel-Atlas became a division of the Continental Can Company. Hazel-Atlas’ well-known makers’ mark consists of a large capital letter “H” with a smaller capital “A” positioned underneath the H, appearing somewhat like a small step-stool or bench situated underneath a table.