The Pilgrim Glass Corporation was founded in 1949, when a ceramics engineer and glass-and-pottery salesman named Alfred Knobler purchased one of his suppliers, Tri-State Glass Company of Huntington, West Virginia. By 1956, Knobler had moved Pilgrim to the town of Ceredo, half-a-dozen or so miles down the Ohio River, which gives much of the vintage glass that was produced here its nickname, river glass. Before long, Pilgrim was one of the...Continue Reading