American Cut Glass Company (William C. Anderson) (1897-1914)

Brief Historial Sketch

Following a long period of employment at the Libbey Glass Company and its predecessor, the New England Glass Company, William C. Anderson founded this company in 1897. At this time the company was located in Chicago; later it relocated to Lansing, MI where it closed in 1914. Most of the patterns cut by the company were probably designed by Anderson. All of the patented patterns were created by him, with one exception. No catalog has been found for the American Cut Glass Company; therefore, only assigned pattern names are given in the list of patented patterns below. Likewise, no trademark has been found for the company.

Refrerence:

Emmerson, Leigh, 2000/2001: The legacy of William C. Anderson. Part 1, The Hobstar, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 4-8; [Part 2], The Hobstar, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 8-10; [Part 3]. The Hobstar, Vol. 24, No.2, pp. 4-7.

Patented Patterns


Patent No. / Catalog or "Coined" Name / Patentee / Application Filed / Date Granted


27,060 / "Fan Border" / William C. Anderson / 20 Mar 1897 / 18 May 1897

27,061 / "Star Rosetta" / William C. Anderson / 20 Mar 1897 / 18 May 1897

27,062 / "Radiant Star" / William C. Anderson / 20 Mar 1897 / 18 May 1897

27,063 / "Kite" / William C. Anderson / 20 Mar 1897 / 18 May 1897

30,267 / "Pin Wheel" / Patrick H. Healy / 19 Dec 1898 / 28 Feb 1899

36,738 / "Triumph" / William C. Anderson / 14 Dec 1903 / 19 Jan 1904

36,739 / "Lansing" / William C. Anderson / 14 Dec 1903 / 19 Jan 1904

36,836 / "Jewelled Star" / William C. Anderson / 8 Feb 1904 / 8 Mar 1904

36,865 / "Mary" / William C. Anderson / 23 Feb 1904 / 5 Apr 1904

38,492 / "Amelia" / William C. Anderson / 28 Feb 1907 / 26 Mar 1907 (*)

41,413 / "Fern" / William C. Anderson / 10 Dec 1910 / 30 May 1911

 

Nappy cut in the patented "Lansing" pattern by the American Cut Glass Company. Design patent no. 36,739. D = 10" (25.4 cm), H = 2" (5.1 cm), wt = 4.5 lb (2.0 kg). Sold for $200 in 1986.

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