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Stretch Glass Resources

 

The Stretch Glass Society is the leading source for information on iridescent stretch glass produced in the United States from ca.1916 through the 1930s and again from 1994 through ca.2011.  This website contains photographs and a link to the most complete collection of photographs of stretch glass as well as an extensive collection of written and on-line material on stretch glass.  We also provide links to other websites which feature information on iridescent stretch glass.  Most of these resources are available to both members and guests of the Stretch Glass Society.  
 
For nearly 40 years the Stretch Glass Society has published four issues of our newsletter, the SGS Quarterly, each year.  Each issue contains extensive information about stretch glass, recent discoveries, tips on identifying similar examples of stretch glass, activities of the Stretch Glass Society and much more.  Past issues of the SGS 
Quarterly are archived in the Members Section of this website which may be accessed using your SGS member password.  If you do not have a member password, you may obtain one by joining the Stretch Glass Society. The Stretch Glass Society is the leading source for information on iridescent stretch glass produced in the United States from ca.1916 through the 1930s and again from 1994 through ca.2011.  This website contains photographs and a link to the most complete collection of photographs of stretch glass as well as an extensive collection of written and on-line material on stretch glass.  We also provide links to other websites which feature information on iridescent stretch glass.  Most of these resources are available to both members and guests of the Stretch Glass Society.  Stretch Glass Membership Form

 

 

Websites

Shetlar glass – a comprehensive collection of photographs of stretch glass and information on how stretch glass is made, producers of stretch glass and more.  

Jerry & Carol Curtis – a collection of photographs of carnival and stretch glass miniatures, novelties, and smalls.  Please be aware that when the site is accessed, you will see only pictures; to see the information about each piece shown, simply click on the photo and the description will popup.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/hoacga_project/

 

Stretch Glass On-Line Discussions and In-Print Articles

Are you looking to learn more about stretch glass?  Check out these articles and excerpts from on-line newsletters, discussion boards, etc. for information about all aspects of stretch glass.


ON-LINE DISCUSSION BOARDS

Russell & Kitty Umbraco, Dave Shetlar and Cal Hackeman, share insights on iridescent stretch glass on the wwwcga Carnival Glass Mailing List (on-line) Discussion Board every week for “Tuesday Stretch” (on Tuesday evening) and regularly respond to inquiries related to stretch glass by participants.  From January 13 through January 19, 2016, Cal was the guest editor on this Discussion Board and shared seven features covering various aspects of stretch glass.  If you are looking for an introduction to stretch glass, you may want to check out these seven features which include dozens of photographs and lots of information.   

You can see what hundreds of collectors are saying about iridescent stretch glass and carnival glass by joining the email discussion.  Go to http://eepurl.com/gqsdj and sign up for the free on-line mailing list.  


IN-PRINT ARTICLES

Members of the Stretch Glass Society as well as other glass experts write articles about stretch glass and related topics from time to time.  These articles are often published in the leading glass-focused publications.  We will provide these articles and/or the links to them as they become available.  

We invite you to check out any and all of the information which follows.  If you have questions about iridescent stretch glass please contact us at info@stretchglasssociety.org and we will do our best to respond to your inquiry.

SGS President Guest Editor For Hooked On Carnival

1/13/16 Stretch Glass - Basics as shared on www.cgacarnivalglass.com by Cal Hackeman

1/14/16 Stretch Glass – Shapes and Sizes as shared on www.cgacarnivalglass.com by Cal Hackeman

1/15/16 Stretch Glass – Translucent Colors as shared on www.cgacarnivalglass.com by Cal Hackeman

1/16/16 Stretch Glass – Opaque Colors as shared on www.cgacarnivalglass by Cal Hackeman

1/17/16 Stretch Glass – Handled items (pitchers, mugs, etc.) as shared on www.cgacarnivalglass by Cal Hackeman

1/18/16 Stretch Glass – “Crossovers” as shared on www.cgacarnivalglass by Cal Hackeman

1/19/16 Stretch Glass – Cal’s 16 favorites as shared on www.cgacarnivalglass by Cal Hackeman

2/16/16 - Dave Shetlar - Covered Bonbons

2/23/16 - Dave Shetlar - Stretch Glass Made From a Single Mold

3/1/16 - Russell and Kitty Umbraco - Collecting Stretch Glass

3/8/16 - Dave Shetlar - “Colonial” Candy Jars

3/15/16 - Cal Hackeman - Fenton Dolphins

3/22/16 - Heavy Grape Plates From the Imperial Art Glass Company

3/29/16 - Larger Bowls in Stretch Glass

4/12/16 - Homestead Plates

 

Books on Specific Manufacturers of Stretch Glass

American Iridescent Stretch Glass by John Madeley & Dave Shetlar

Dugan/Diamond - The Story of Indiana, Pennsylvania, Glass by William Heacock, James Measell & Berry Wiggins

Early Fenton Rarities, 1907 - 1938 by Carl O. Burns

Fenton Glass - The First Twenty-five Years by William Heacock

Fenton Glass - The Second Twenty-five Years by William Heacock

Fenton Art Glass 1907-1939 by Margaret and Kenn Whitmyer

Harry Northwood, The Wheeling Years, 1901 - 1925 by William Heacock, James Measell, & Berry Wiggins

Imperial Glass by Margaret & Douglas Archer

Imperial Glass Encyclopedia, Vol. 1-A-Cane by The National Imperial Glass Collectors' Society

Imperial Glass Encyclopedia, Vol. 2 - Cape Cod - L by The National Imperial Glass Collectors' Society

Imperial Glass Enclyopedia, Vol 3 M-Z by the National Imperial Glass Collectors' Society

Imperial Carnival Glass by Carl O. Burns

Tiffin Glass 1914 - 1940 by Leslie Pina & Jerry Gallagher

Tiffin Glassmasters, Book II by Fred Bickenheuser - This publication does not specifically contain Stretch Glass, but has many of the shapes that were made in "stretch" by companies of the U.S. Glass Consortium (Tiffin Glass is believed to have been one of those companies).

 

Other Glass Books That Include Some Stretch

Colored Glassware of the Depression Era, 2 by Hazel Marie Weatherman

Great American Glass of The Roaring 20s & Depression Era by James Measell & Berry Wiggins

Great American Glass of The Roaring 20s & Depression Era, Book 2 by James Measell & Berry Wiggins

Yellow-Green Vaseline!  A Guide To The Magic Glass (Revised Edition) by Jay Glickman & Terry Fedosky

 

Out Of Print Books

Carnival and Iridescent Glass with Price Guide, Book III by Rose Presznick

Depression Glass, III by Sandra McPhee Stout

Imperial Glass by Richard & Wilma Ross

Iridescent Stretch Glass by Kitty & Russell Umbraco

Stretch In Color by Berry Wiggins

Out of print publications can often be found at auctions, in antique shops, malls and sometimes on the internet.