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Founder of Bicycle Manufacturing "Col. Albert A. Pope" Paperweight Produced by Barnes & Abrams Pat. Sept.8,1882.
Pat.Sept.8,1882 but Produced Advertising, and Famous Person Paperweights from 1887-1895.
This "Col. Albert A. Pope" Founder of the Manufacture of Bicycles in the United States and the Pioneer of the Great Movement for Better American Roads. Corning Museum of Glass,Corning,NY. has another example listed as being produced from 1892 to 1900.
Produced by: Barnes & Abrams Co. Syracuse,NY.USA. Circa 1887-1895. Overall length 4 1/8 inches,2 5/8 inches Wide, and 1 inch Thick.
Weighs : 13.0 Ounces.
Condition : Near Mint, with minor scuffing on top of glass.
Corning Museum of Glass REf.: Paperweight Company History 1887-1895 :
Paperweight Advertising, Colorless Glass, clear non-lead glass, pressed, enameled, photographic emulsion applied to bottom of glass, backed with opaque white enamel. Rectangular shape with rounded corners, flat top surface; bottom surface slightly recessed, design depicts a Portrait imprinted with Historical profile of famous person. Bottom fine print reads :
"PAT. SEPT. 8,82 BARNES & ABRAMS CO. SYRACUSE, N.Y."
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