Yes, that was why I did not mention it in my earlier post and asked Terry to confirm. As there were several companies created by Mr Houze I had thought that there may be still a plant in existence.... the 2006 report was a US newspaper one but needed payment for the full article so I had not read it.
When you do research it is essential to treat any third party report at hearsay. Everything needs to be coroborated against official records. This is a good example in two press accounts offereing contradictory accounts. There is a possibility that the first plant that closed was the one establised in 1902 and the second account about a company established in 1906 by the same person. This is not unusual, even humble Pirelli was involved with several companies, presumably used for administrative reasons. Even official records, particularly regarding companies, can have false data.
This was obviously an important glass business even if not yet documented for collectors - most of their products are in the $2 - $4 region. same design glass as Ray's dish. The Blotters can sell for up to $200, although the eBay example went for a song
- Their lighting products are also quite desirable and the more aesthetically pleasing commandf very high prices.
Certainly a worthwile company for a new collector. My interest is in their decoration operation and not their glassmaking.