West started a new glass company in Bridgeville, Pa.
Oliver was able to purchase all the moveable parts including molds, equipment and machinery.
had been closed and the abandoned plant had been sold to the Carnegie Steel Company. Several of the Bryce, Higbee patterns were continued at J.
The plant enjoyed a good run for several years, but closed under mysterious cercumstances.
It consisted of a tiny raised bee figure with an H on the left wing, an I on the body, and a G on the right wing. Higbee Glass Book, Higbee History, by Lola and Wayne Higby.
Oliver Higbee started the parctice of marking the glass for identification, using a trademark bee that was applied to the plunger.
This company started operations in 1866 as Challinor, Hogan Glass Company. Excerpts taken from VASELINE GLASS: CANARY TO CONTEMPORARY, By David A.
The factory was located on the south side of Pittsburgh, PA, which was known at that time as Birmingham.
When it became Challinor, Taylor and Co., Ltd., in 1885, it had moved to Tarentum, PA, the same town and year that Richards and Hartley started their factory.
The move was most likely due to their factory burning and the subsequent purchase of the empty lot by Adams and Co.
Challinor received a patent in 1886 for variegated glassware, which today is referred to as slag or marble glass. Much of the glass they produced was variegated purple and white.
David Challinor was the company president and David Taylor, manager.