|Wetzel Glass - Zanesville, Ohio|
|Robert and Vicki Wetzel opened Wetzel Glass in 1974 in Zanesville, Ohio. Robert worked at Anchor Glass and retired after 42 years in 2009. Robert was a mould maker and had a great interest in making things. Wetzel glass was open from 1974 to 1988 and made press ware items such as salt dips, toothpicks and small novelty pieces. They also made hand formed paperweights. Some of their items were iridized.
The two pieces below are holiday cards that Robert would give out to dealers and customers. He also placed ads in the Glass Review to sell them. The Easter Card is 4 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches and about 1/4 inch thick. It reads "Happy Easter" and shows a young girl placing a bird into its nest. The back is marked "WETZEL 83". The glass is a light amethyst.
The Christmas card is slightly smaller at 4 inches by 4 inches and about 1/4 inch thick. It reads "Merry Christmas" across the bottom and shows a rabbit and bird in a pine forest. It is marked with a single "W"; on the back. The glass is light green.
Wetzel also made a business card out of glass that was given out to customers and dealers. It is 1 1/2 inches by 3 inches and about 1/4 inch thick.
Other carnival glass made by Wetzel Glass:
Another mark used by Wetzel Glass is the R over the W as shown to the right:
|Wetzel also made this miniature hobnail water set. The pticher is about 4 inches tall and the tumbler is 1 3/4 inches tall.
While the tumbler is not marked, the pitcher is marked on the bottom "E. E. Wetzel".
See this article by John Valentine which appeared in the Collectible Carnival Glass Association newsletter
Two ads placed in 1983 for Christmas and Easter cards made by Robert Wetzel. Ads were placed in the Glass Review magazine.