For your pleasure, I offer this late 1800s patent dated paperweight for the Henry Hooker & Co. Carriage Manufacturers.
This company was in business in New Haven, Connecticut for a long time and was quite well know for its manufacture of horseless carriages over the years. This glass paperweight is made with the advertisement encased on the back side with an extra layer of white milk glass which is patent dated Sept 5, 1882. The year date is so indistinct that I could not read it but I have see other paperweights with this same '82 date. I did look it up on the Government Patent site and the date is correct for the process of making the paperweight. The Hooker Company was also quite active during this time period so this would be a pretty accurate time table of the making of this carriage..
The paperweight is rectangular in shape. It measures four inches long; two and a half inches wide and is three quarters of an inch thick. It is quite heavy.. At first I thought there was a narrow chip on one edge of the base but on close inspection, it was where the white milk glass ran over on the edge of the clear rim and apparently was ground or wiped off to make it level. This would be a nice addition to an advertising collection or a collection of early transportation items. It will be securely packed for safe transit. Check my shop for other items of interest. I combine orders where possible to save on transit and insurance costs.
Advertising Paperweight 19th Century - Henry Hooker & Co. Carriage Maker
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