Fostoria Glass Company

The Fostoria Glass Company was founded in 1887 in Fostoria, Ohio.  They closed their doors almost 100 years later while located in Moundsville, West Virginia.  Fostoria made several lamps and candle holders including full-size and miniature lamps, saucer candles, and finger candles.  I am aware of only one fairy lamp that Fostoria actually called fairy and that is the Victoria pattern number 183, which Fostoria patented around 1888.  It was called a Fairy Light and not fairy lamp.

After the turn of the century, approximately 1909, Fostoria produced several lines of short candlesticks to which they added a chimney and a lamp base and called them Candle Lamps.  These are closely associated with and are often confused Clarke's Cricklites.

Fostoria Catalog References

Unknown

1909

1909

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Unknown

1939

Patent 40,462
January 25, 1910

Patent 42,389
April 9, 1912

Fostoria Fairy Lamps and candle lamps

Model 83
Victoria pattern - 1888

Model 83
Victoria pattern - 1888

Model 26
Candle Lamp

Model 26-1
Pegged Candle Lamp

Colonial style with
etched eagle

Model 36
Pegged with finger candle holder

Candle Lamp
Pegged with gold trim

Globe
Variants

Comparison of Clarke's Cricklite shade (left) with Fostoria shade

Five lamp candelabra.
Brass candle holder is not a Fostoria product.

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