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Offline Sanborn32

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Kosta Cube Paperweight...year of Manufacture?
« on: December 21, 2011, 03:49:54 AM »
I have a Cube shaped weight by Mona Morales Schildt, when at Kosta Glass. I know she was at Kosta between 1958 and 1970. Can anyone nail the date of manufacture from the number on the weight?

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee380/Uth_Mondar/Paperweights/cube.jpg
http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee380/Uth_Mondar/Paperweights/KostaSig.jpg

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Offline langhaugh

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Re: Kosta Cube Paperweight...year of Manufacture?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 04:42:59 AM »
The year of design was 1958. The first number is the form of glass (ppw), and the second two numbers the year of design. The year of manufacturer must be 1974 or later, the year the five numbered code was introduced.

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Offline Sanborn32

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Re: Kosta Cube Paperweight...year of Manufacture?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 07:14:50 PM »
Thanks for that. Were designs continued to be manufactured after the designer left the company.


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Re: Kosta Cube Paperweight...year of Manufacture?
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 07:23:45 PM »
Yes, they were, although I believe that practice stopped in the late 1980's.

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Re: Kosta Cube Paperweight...year of Manufacture?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 08:40:48 PM »
Kewl Beans ..thanks for that information ...always great to find out a little more... ;D


 

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