Links to other Glass sites

Here are some other web sites which contain useful information for the collector of Depression Era glassware. If you find a site that interests you, click on the underlined title and you'll be taken to the site. You can use your browser's "back" button to return to Our House Antiques.

National Organizations for Collectors
National Depression Glass Association
a National organization for collectors of both "Elegant" and regular Depression Glass. There are several good articles on Depression Glass on this site. The NDGA Annual Convention and Sale is held in a different city every year, and is a must attend.
National Cambridge Collectors, Inc.
A "must join" group for serious collectors of Cambridge glassware. They sponsor a museum, have a monthly newsletter, and they also offer excellent books for sale on various topics related to Cambridge glass.
The Fostoria Glass Society of America
This is the National organization for Fostoria collectors. Good information on new "American" pattern pieces, a monthly newsletter and an annual convention in Moundsville, WV. Books available here, too.
Heisey Collectors of America, Inc.
The National organization for Heisey collectors. They sponsor a yearly convention, have a wonderful museum, and a monthly newsletter. If you're a Heisey collector, you should visit this site. Books available.
Imperial Glass Collectors
The National organization for collectors of Imperial Glass. If this is the company that made your pattern, you should visit and consider joining the organization.
National Duncan Glass Society, Inc.
This site is the home page for the national organization for collectors of glass made by the Duncan and Miller Glass Company. You should consider joining this group if your pattern was made by Duncan and Miller.
Glass Museums
The West Virginia Museum of American Glass
This is the home page for the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia. More than simply being a museum, these folks also produce some very useful printed material, including some catalog reprints from glass companies that we know very little about. There's one on Central Glass, and another which is the 1944 Lotus Glass Company catalog. Be sure to visit the site and poke around.
Historical Glass Museum, Redlands, CA
Established in 1976, in Redlands, CA, this museum was created to preserve specimens from American glass factories which were becoming extinct. The museum houses glass of all types from American manufacturers.
National Museum of Cambridge Glass
Located in downtown Cambridge, Ohio, this fine museum houses an eye-opening array of glassware made by this famous glass company. In addition to glass, you will see glassmaking exhibits and tools, etching plates, moulds and more. Definitely worth a visit.
Tiffin Glass Museum
The Tiffin Glass Museum honors the heritage established by the men and women of Tiffin’s “Glass House.” Museum preservation work includes acquiring memorabilia and historical documents from the factory’s beginning in 1889 until its closing in 1984.
Corning Museum of Glass
This is the Glass Museum to end all Glass Museums. It contains exhibits of glassmaking from 3-4000 years B.C. up to the present day. A visit to the Museum almost surely requires more than one day. Live glassmaking demonstrations are featured, and even the opportunity for you to make your own piece of glass. This should be on every glass collector's bucket list.
NDGA National Glass Museum
The NDGA as an organization has been around for a long time. It was founded in 1974, and an annual Convention and Sale has been held every year since 1975. All along, one of the goals of the organization was to open a museum to showcase American-made glassware. In October 2011 the museum was born in Wellington, Kansas. It has since grown and moved to a larger facility in the same town.
Miscellaneous Sites of Interest
The Fenton Art Glass Company
Sadly, the company ceased traditional glassmaking in 2011. The Fenton Gift Shop is still open at a new location, 2242 Williams Highway, Williamstown, WV 26187. Glass is still being made, using the Fenton Art Glass moulds (with Fenton logo), at another glass factory located in Ohio. The handcrafted in USA glass is then returned to Fenton Gift Shop where three talented designers create the beautiful limited editions and one-of-a-kind selections.
Vaseline Glass - a detailed explanation
This is an excellent description of Vaseline glass, explaining what it is, what it is NOT, when it was made, whether it is dangerous, etc. The web site is actually that of a commercial company, O. Berk, which manufactures packaging material.
David Doty's Carnival Glass pages
This is a fabulous reference site for anyone looking for information on Carnival Glass. Explore this site and you will find virtually any question you have has been answered here.
The Flower Frog Gazette (
A really neat page for collectors of any type of flower frog, not just the Cambridge type that we feature. Lots of good information here. There's even a list of other flower frog collectors so you can share ideas and maybe even swap pieces. The owner of the site is the author of a fantastic book on flower frogs.
Glass Museum Online (New Zealand)
The Glass Museum aims to bring you in-depth articles about a wide range of glass. Many of the articles are related to glassware made in countries other than the United States. The site is an excellent reference source and has links to many glass related sites all around the world.
Some more links of interest

These are our own pages, and are works in progress.

Figural Flower Frog identification
We're working on this page which will describe the various types of Cambridge figural flower frogs and some pieces made after Cambridge went out of business, by various other companies, from original and modified Cambridge molds.
Common pattern identification
A page which will eventually contain many of the etched (and some non-etched) depression-era elegant glass patterns, for easy identification without having to purchase a book.
Similar and easily mistaken Patterns
An attempt to present patterns which are often mistaken for one another, and which are often made by different companies altogether.