The tubular glass experiment was a brutal failure, but the plant did succeed with its production of lamp chimneys. In 1883, Phoenix began manufacturing art glass, headed up by English immigrant Joseph Webb Jr.As electric lighting began to gain traction during the 1890s, Phoenix turned to the manufacturing of electric lighting parts, including light bulbs. Phillipsburg officially changed its name to Monaca in 1892, and Phoenix Glass was the undisputed top employer in town. By the turn of the century, Phoenix was operating four separate plants in Monaca and employing over 500 people. Monaca's population tripled during this period, mainly due to Phoenix Glass. Generational employment within families became commonplace during the 20th century.
During WWI and WWII, Phoenix Glass produced signal lights and other needed defense products. The company's commercial side excelled in development of lighting fixtures for hotels, churches and homes, as well as tableware and sculptured glassware. By 1940, Phoenix's catalog included over 10,000 different products!
Size It is 6" wide and 4 1/2" tall and 3 1/4 fitter. Condition In good condition, with no chips or cracks. PLEASE be sure and look at all the pictures so you can see for yourself the condition as most of our items are old and therefore subject to minor age wear.
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