Albany Glass Museum

Albany Glass Museum Free Admission - Featuring pressed glass patterns made in Albany, IN from 1893-1902.
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The museum will be closed this weekend for Mother's Day.  Reminder of our ongoing cabinet sponsorship fundraiser.  For t...
05/11/2024

The museum will be closed this weekend for Mother's Day. Reminder of our ongoing cabinet sponsorship fundraiser. For the month of May, half cabinet sponsorship is $200 and full cabinet is $400. This is in honor of our first annual Mike Mavis Memorial Day Event. Please reach out to us if you are interested. We look forward to seeing you next weekend.

Pictured is a very rare Blue Opalescent pitcher in the Alhambra pattern. This is one of only two known and was donated by Rob Korn.

Episode 2 came out today and plenty of cool info about the Gas Boom and what brought Model Flint Glass production to Alb...
05/10/2024

Episode 2 came out today and plenty of cool info about the Gas Boom and what brought Model Flint Glass production to Albany.

In this captivating episode, viewers are immersed in the fascinating history of Albany, Indiana, during the era of the gas boom. Through archival footage, ex...

We are very proud that our museum was able to serve as a backdrop for the interviews in this video series.
05/03/2024

We are very proud that our museum was able to serve as a backdrop for the interviews in this video series.

In the first episode of this video series, viewers are taken on a journey to uncover what makes Albany Indiana truly great. From its rich history to its vibr...

05/03/2024

Introducing the first Mike Mavis Memorial Day Event. Stay tuned for details and watch the video about special pricing on our cabinet sponsorships. If you would like to donate you can:
-stop by the museum on Saturday or Sundays
-email us at [email protected]
-we can take donations via PayPal
-message us on Facebook
-or mail check directly to PO Box 282 Albany, IN 47320

We appreciate your consideration and support in remembering the late Mike Mavis

Stop by and see Jody and her favorite pattern!
04/21/2024

Stop by and see Jody and her favorite pattern!

Hello from the Albany Glass Museum - I am here from 3:30pm until 5:30pm Today & wanted to Show Off one of Our Recent Additions the Green Pride Jelly with Lid. While we have Many Compotes like this, there are very few examples with the Lids.
I would love to have you stop by & see our beautiful collection of Albany Glass.






Green Compote in the Pride pattern.  This pattern was made circa 1900-1902.  We believe this may have originally came wi...
04/21/2024

Green Compote in the Pride pattern. This pattern was made circa 1900-1902. We believe this may have originally came with a lid because there is a lip inside the top rim and can be seen in the picture. There are at least 2 different sizes of these with this being the smaller. There are also 2 different shapes as a square compote also exists. The square example also has the lip where we believe a lid would sit on. A much smaller jelly compote also exists and is our newest addition to the museum with a matching lid. Stop by and check us out today from 3:30-5:30pm.

Blue Ribbed Spiral pitcher with 4 tumblers.  A complete water set would consist of pitcher and 6 tumblers.  These items ...
04/20/2024

Blue Ribbed Spiral pitcher with 4 tumblers. A complete water set would consist of pitcher and 6 tumblers. These items are very hard to find and when they are available, usually command a high price. This pitcher was also made in canary and clear opalescent. We suspect that it might have also been made in all clear, but examples have never been found. An all clear example of a butter has surfaced, which leads us to believe a complete table set and water set were produced. Stop by and see us Saturday or Sunday from 3:30-5:30pm.

04/07/2024
This was a recent donation to our museum.  It is a 3.5 oz mug in the Band pattern.  This is the only known form in this ...
04/06/2024

This was a recent donation to our museum. It is a 3.5 oz mug in the Band pattern. This is the only known form in this pattern. According to a Model Flint catalog it would have originally came with a tin top. Thank you Laura Brame for the donation.

Happy Easter from us at the Albany Glass Museum.  The museum will be closed today.  See you next weekend.
03/31/2024

Happy Easter from us at the Albany Glass Museum. The museum will be closed today. See you next weekend.

The museum will be closed tomorrow for Easter.  Pictured today are Canary Opalescent Bowls in the Ala-Bock and Alhambra ...
03/30/2024

The museum will be closed tomorrow for Easter. Pictured today are Canary Opalescent Bowls in the Ala-Bock and Alhambra patterns. These patterns are attributed to Model Flint based only on shape mould and shard evidence. The only forms known to exist are water set, rose bowls, and these open bowls made from the rose bowl mould.

Three very fine examples of decorated Model Flint barber bottles circa 1901-1902.  These were only produced for 1 or 2 s...
03/09/2024

Three very fine examples of decorated Model Flint barber bottles circa 1901-1902. These were only produced for 1 or 2 short years just before the factory closed forever. At that time, Model Flint was owned by the National Glass Co. and much of what was produced were opalescent colors. The example in the center was made from a barber bottle shape mold but turned into a vase by working the top rim. It is one of only three known examples made by Model Flint with a speckled stripe pattern

03/03/2024

Follow up to today's post

All known colors of whiskey/brandy trays in the Peerless pattern.  Model Flint made 3 different drinking sets (whiskey, ...
03/03/2024

All known colors of whiskey/brandy trays in the Peerless pattern. Model Flint made 3 different drinking sets (whiskey, brandy, and wine) in this pattern. The whiskey and brandy sets included this size plate. The wine set included a larger tray with a smooth rim. An example of the wine set tray has never been found. All sets would include a decanter and six glasses or goblets all sitting on a patterned tray. Amber color, is by far, the hardest to find as only 2 trays are known and a decanter or shot glasses have never been seen.

Green condiment set in the Pride pattern.  All of these items are very hard to find, especially the tray.  This set was ...
02/25/2024

Green condiment set in the Pride pattern. All of these items are very hard to find, especially the tray. This set was also produced in clear. We suspect it may have also been made in amber, but no individual examples have ever been found. Production dates were circa 1900-1902.

No 905 Manila items in canary opalescent all made from the spooner mould.  In the front is a rose bowl, which the top ha...
02/18/2024

No 905 Manila items in canary opalescent all made from the spooner mould. In the front is a rose bowl, which the top has been worked inward. The other items are bon bons or novelty bowls where the tops have definitely been worked out and down. Moulds were very expensive, so the more forms the factory could make out of a single mould the more profitable they would be. In this pattern, 6 different forms were made from the spooner mould. The 2 not pictured, are a spooner and creamer.

No 905 Manila pitchers.  These are 2 nice examples of Model Flint's work from 1900-1902.  The hand painted decoration re...
02/17/2024

No 905 Manila pitchers. These are 2 nice examples of Model Flint's work from 1900-1902. The hand painted decoration really pops against the opalescence. Notice the webbing between the feet as only pitchers and cracker jars can be found with this. We believe the webbing was added to these "heavier" pieces to support the weight on the 3 smaller feet

Albany Glass Museum version of a super bowl.  This example is Ala-Bock in clear opalescent.  This pattern is only known ...
02/11/2024

Albany Glass Museum version of a super bowl. This example is Ala-Bock in clear opalescent. This pattern is only known in rose bowls and this open bowl. Both items were made from the same mould. We believe that a water set may also exist in this pattern, but have yet to see an example.

No. 911 Ribbed Spiral table set in crystal opalescent.  The butter and sugar are very hard to locate, while the spooner ...
02/04/2024

No. 911 Ribbed Spiral table set in crystal opalescent. The butter and sugar are very hard to locate, while the spooner and creamer are relatively easy to find. These items can also be found in blue and canary opalescent. The rarest color to find it in is all clear with no opalescence. The production dates for this pattern are circa 1901-1902.

No 911 Ribbed Spiral jelly compote.  This example is crystal opalescent, and is also known to be produced in blue, canar...
01/28/2024

No 911 Ribbed Spiral jelly compote. This example is crystal opalescent, and is also known to be produced in blue, canary, and all clear with no opalescence. We have all 4 colors on display at our museum. Stop by for a free tour.

Triple Convex & Band pitcher.  This pattern is a lesser known Model Flint pattern introduced in Albany circa 1899.  The ...
01/21/2024

Triple Convex & Band pitcher. This pattern is a lesser known Model Flint pattern introduced in Albany circa 1899. The factory name was No 901. It is a rather plain pattern often found with various decorations. This pitcher has a gold decorated band over an engraved pattern. It is known in clear and green glass, but possibly also exists in amber and opalescent colors. We will be open today from 3:30-5:30 so please stop by for your free tour.

Newest addition to the museum.  Canary Stripe Pitcher.  This was made with a previously unknown shape mould.  We feel co...
01/14/2024

Newest addition to the museum. Canary Stripe Pitcher. This was made with a previously unknown shape mould. We feel confident about it being produced in Albany based on shards found of the top rim and the trademark reeded applied handle. We had previously thought the shards could have been from a lamp shade, but they match up perfectly to this pitcher.
The applied handle is the most convincing evidence as only Model Flint is known to have produced this exact handle. Other factories at the time, also produced reeded handles, but they had many more ribs. Model Flint reeded handles always have 7 ribs, while most other companies have 13 or more.

We are very happy to discover this new shape mould, but now we wonder, does a blue, pink, clear, and green Stripe also exist using the same mould?

In the words of the late Ron Teal Sr "the search goes on"

Happy New Year's from the Albany Glass Museum.  Today we feature the Diamond Stem pattern.  This pattern was only made i...
12/31/2023

Happy New Year's from the Albany Glass Museum. Today we feature the Diamond Stem pattern. This pattern was only made in vase forms. There were 3 different sizes (6", 8" and 10") as shown in the back row. In order to create even more variety Model Flint also did many things with color and shape of the tops, as seen in the front row.

Merry Christmas from us at the Albany Glass Museum
12/25/2023

Merry Christmas from us at the Albany Glass Museum

12/24/2023

Merry Christmas Eve from us at the Albany Glass Museum. We will be closed today, but will reopen next weekend. Pictured are a ruby stained decanter in the Gem pattern and a green tankard in the Pride pattern.

The museum will be closed this weekend for Christmas.  Stop by and see us next weekend.  Pictured are 2 items from the N...
12/23/2023

The museum will be closed this weekend for Christmas. Stop by and see us next weekend. Pictured are 2 items from the No 907 Tacoma pattern

12/21/2023

2 variations on No 905 Manila creamers. The museum will be closed this weekend for Christmas, but come and visit us on New Year's weekend.

12/17/2023

No 905 Manila oval berry vs reproductions? Similarities and differences, check it out.

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