From the Publisher
This story follows Model Flint from its beginnings in Findlay, Ohio in 1888, to its establishment as one of Albany, Indiana's prospering private industries. Drawn by the Gas Boom's offer of plentiful land and free gas, Model Flint first established itself as one of the major tableware producers in Findlay. in 1893, Findlay's gas shortage caused he company to relocate to Albany where it continued production until National closed it down in 1902. Operating there from 1893-1902, the Model Flint Glass Co. (later, the Model Flint Glass Works) produced a variety of glass patterns, leaving behind a legacy of scarce to rare tableware pieces. It was while operating within the consolidated National Glass Co. that Albany produced its opalescent shades, stripe and swirl patterns, and colored opaque glass, as well as other unique pieces of interest. Its colors ranged from rare cobalt blue to unique canary opalescent. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Learning that Albany glass had been made in his own hometown from 1893-1902, and knowing that it was an elusive collectible, Ron accepted the search as his personal challenge. Occasionally, he would stumble upon a piece of Albany, and once the doors were opened, he began to find clues everywhere. In 1992, he teamed up with Mike Mavis and began researching the company's history with the long-term goal of writing this book. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.