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Several members of the Crimmel family, who owned stock in the company, filed suit.
(Charles Foster was not included in the legal action.) The Crimmels, who were also employees of the company, claimed shareholders should have been consulted for the move.
The attempt to stop the move was unsuccessful, and the restraining order was lifted a short time later.
During the early years of 1887 through 1909, Fostoria advertised that it manufactured "tableware, colognes, stationers' glassware and candelabra", as well as inkwells, sponge cups, vases, fingerbowls and fruit jars.
Many of the stemware designs were needle etched or wheel cut, popular styles during the early 20th century.
Made by the Fostoria Glass Company of Moundsville, West Virginia from 1961-1980 this Coin Glass Set consists of 1 - #1372/199 Crystal Large 8 1/2" Compote and a pair of #1372/326 8" Ruby Candlesticks.
The Original Fostoria Coin Glass Production #1372/199 Large Ruby 8 1/2" Compote and a pair of #1372/326 8" Crystal Candlesticks were made by the Fostoria Glass Company of Moundsville, West Virginia from 1967 - 1980. The set consists of 1 - #1372/199 8 1/2" Large Footed Compote and a pair of #1372/326 8" Candlesticks.
In addition, Fostoria published its own consumer direct magazine, "Creating with Crystal" during this period. Fostoria's best-selling pattern was American, introduced in 1915. Smith Glass Company of Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, bought the American molds.
After the factory closure, Lancaster Colony contracted with Dalzell Viking Glass Company of New Martinsville, West Virginia, to continue manufacturing some Fostoria patterns, including American. Fostoria stemware and dinnerware continue to be popular collector items, with colored pieces valued higher than clear ones of the same pattern.
It began operations in Fostoria, Ohio, USA, on December 15, 1887, at South Vine Street, near Railroad, The company was organized by men that had worked for the Hobbs, Brockunier and Company glass works in Wheeling, West Virginia. The firm also received incentives of ,000 to ,000 cash.
Natural gas was a desirable fuel for glass manufacturing, and many firms were drawn to northwest Ohio during the 1880s to exploit this newly discovered resource.
The Fostoria Glass Company moved by the end of December 1891, and the Seneca Glass Company began operations January 1892.