Yesteryear Here

Manufacturer: unknown
Shown on page 53 of Heacock's 1000 book as plate 251, this plain patterned clear glass toothpick holder was primarily produced for the souvenir trade. It is thought that this toothpick holder may have been produced until 1970.

This Madoline pattern toothpick holder was first produced by the Co-operative Flint Glass Company of Beaver Falls, PA in 1893. It enjoyed a very long production life as it was perfectly suited to the promotional and souvenir market with its plain sides.

This toothpick holder stands 2 3/8 inches tall x 2 1/8 inches wide. It has a shield of ruby stain which serves as a background for the inscription Ella 1925. These had to be ordered ahead of time so this was probably to commemorate a special event.

The name of the pattern Madoline was for the young daughter of the Company's Secretary, Mr. Charles W. Klein.

It is in excellent vintage condition and ready to join your Co-operative Glass, toothpick holder or ruby-stained Early American Pattern Glass collection today.

I am a long time member and past President (1988) of the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Club. I guarantee the authenticity of this TP. For more info on toothpick holders as a great collectible, visit the National Toothpick Holder Collectors Society web page at (www.nthcs.org)

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