John Adams started in the glass business as an apprentice previous to 1846. In 1851, Adams opened his own glass factory. By 1861, it was considered one of the largest glass factories in the Pittsburgh area. After purchasing the burned out factory site of Challinor and Taylor in 1884, the company merged into the United States Glass Co., otherwise known as U.S. Glass, as "Factory A" in 1891. In 1892, members of the Adams and Co. partnership who joined U.S. Glass Co. disposed of their stock and withdrew from the glass business. U.S. Glass Co. continued to operate the factory until the 1930s
This wonderful oval bread tray is the horseshoe pattern also referred to as prayer rug and good luck. The pattern consists of embossed prayer rugs, horseshoes, branches of leaves, beads, loops and rays. An outstanding feature is the horseshoe handles which contain a cross and anchor design. Embossed is the message 'Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread'. The oval tray measures 13" in length. including handles, and 9" in width. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Beautiful EAPG tray.