Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Diamond Point Pattern of Indiana Glass

Dunkirk, Indiana, a small town in east central Indiana was home to one of the longest living glass companies that sprung up during the natural gas discovery of the late 1800s. Originally formed in 1896 as The Beatty-Brady Glass Company, they manufactured clear glass household items. By 1899, with the economy slowing down, The National Glass Company formed combining 19 glass companies in hopes of saving costs of running the glass factories. The Beatty-Brady Glass Company became Factory #1.

The National Glass Company still couldn’t make it work and filed for bankruptcy in 1907. Factory #1 became Indiana Glass and operated until 2002 going through several more ownerships, but always retaining the name of Indiana Glass.

The Diamond Point pattern was first produced in the mid-1960s. This pattern had an extensive number of items and production continued through the 1990s. The most common was crystal and crystal with ruby staining. Other colors included amber, amber with gold staining, olive green, milk white, blue, amberina and pastels in blue, pink and green. The Diamond Point pattern was also made for Tiara Exclusives in black. While all items were made in crystal, not all were made in the other colors. Items include all dinnerware pieces and serving pieces.  I have several pieces available for purchase at CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles.

A set of 4 crystal with ruby flashing Diamond Point Wine Glasses.  These are beautiful.  Indiana Glass began making this pattern in the mid-1960s through to the early 1990s.

Just listed and available at CAROLINABLUELADY Vintage Collectibles is a gorgeous Indiana Glass Diamond Point Blue Compote.