This outstanding, antique eapg, ruby-stained glass souvenir toothpick holder was made by King, Son & Co. Glass, circa 1880's. This is a Sweet, antique Victorian glass, ruby-stained toothpick holder with much *Historical significance! It measures 2 1/4 inches tall X 1 3/4 inches across the top rim opening. The very bottom portion is crystal clear fluted glass, with a total of 22 ribs, or grooves, around the base. The entire rounded upper portion is elegantly stained Ruby Red and etched with fancy souvenir lettering that reads: "Pan-Am 1901 Buffalo" on one side, and on the other, the name "Oscar Lininger". The Glass is in Excellent condition - with No chips or cracks! The Gorgeous deep, cranberry-red stain is in Good condition, as well, with just a few tiny surface scratches, consistent with its' age of 110 years ( they are magnified greatly in the photos, and barely visible to the naked eye!) This antique glass Glows a strong yellow-green under uv blacklight to further verify age! A Lovely Ruby stained TreaSuRe - in great condition! ** FYI: The 1901 Pan Am Exposition was held in Buffalo - the 8th largest city in the U.S. at that time - from May 1st to November 2nd, 1901. The city was chosen, in part, due to its proximity to abundant hydro-electrical power, which was at the center of many technological and industrial developments. Additionally, Buffalo was within a day's journey by rail for over 40 million people. The Expo offered visitors many opportunities to be educated, enlightened, and entertained! The exposition is probably most remembered, though, because President William McKinley was assassinated there, and Theodore Roosevelt became President.
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