These were made by the workers at the factory "for fun' not a production item.
Promotional Paper weight
A un embossed CD 106 Hemingray 9 that is silk screened. Very rare piece.
Drip Point Sample? Hemingray Battery rest Insulator?
No one is quite sure what it is. Could be a sampler to show off drip points, or a battery rest insulator. In the collection of Glenn Drummond
This was used to teach the employees glass making techniques. In the collection of Glenn Drummond.
These dishes were made at the Hemingray plant during the "Owens Illinois years". These pieces are "Libby Glass". The Muncie Hemingray/Owens IL site was a Libby glass plant.
These ashtrays where made in the 1950's
The star shaped ashtrays come in clear, amber and smoke glass. There are 4 sizes. The square ones come in the same colors as the star ones but only 1 size
Round style. Only found in clear.
Rectangle style made from a half of a glass block
Henry Clay Cigar Box
Shot glass and regular glass
This is a Hemingray "glass head". These are very rare (This is the only one I know of). Thanks to Dean for the photo of this! This lamp shade was patented on May 14, 1878. Below is a scan of the patent for this piece.
Hemingray frogs were made in the 1930's by workers during down time at the factory. The original ones come in ice blue and 7 Up-green. When Hemingray/Owens-Illinois closed its doors an employee of the plant got to take the mold. The mold has been used to reproduce these frogs. Thanks to Jim and Earl for sharing these pieces with me.
The ice blue one pictured on this page is a original. The other are later productions.
Glass Molded Frogs
Pat. April 17, 1877
Pat. July 17, 1877
Pat. Feb 25 1879
Glass lined Kerosene Jars
H.G.Co. Monogram Jelly Jar
Gray & Hemingray Bros. Jar
This jar is from the time period of 1857-1860. It is the only known example of a Hemingray glass item with the Gray & Hemingray bros embossing on it. Most likely this jar was used for photographic development. as Peter Smith (P Smith is embossed on the jar) has patents for Photographic related process