Posted 3 years ago
This piece is about 3.5" high x 4" from tip of Head Bonnet to nose x 2,5" base diameter and is marked on the bottom with a "B" inside a triangle 1981 and the word Pontiac on the back. This is a replica of the 1926 Pontiac hood ornament. I am not sure where or when I got this, but have had it for quite a few years. It really catches the light. Sometimes mistakenly attributed to Boyd Crystal Art Glass.
The Guernsey Glass Co., Inc. — Cambridge
Harold D. Bennett, along with his brothers, Harlan R. and Richard E. Bennett, opened The Guernsey Glass Co. in 1967. After acquiring the formulas of two of the most sought after colors of glass — New England Peachblo and the original Antique Cranberry — Harold was about to fulfill his longtime ambition.
Bennett purchased the formulas, plus all equipment and moulds from Sam Diana of Rochester, Pa., who had closed The Venetian Glass Co.
The first years of production were spent on achieving the desired results from the antique formulas. During the winter of 1967, approximately 250 pieces of Peachblo were blown. These pieces, now hard to find, were marked with Bennett’s signature and dated for the year produced. Today, The Guernsey Glass Co., Inc., has a registered trademark, the letter “B” inside of a triangle.
In 1948, Harold was married to Dorothy (Judy) Larrick. Since they shared a love for glass and together had nearly 5,000 pieces in 1973, they erected, what is known today as, The Cambridge Glass Museum. Mr. Eddie Wells was the curator for the museum for nearly 40 years to allow Mr. Bennett to continue his glass business.
The Guernsey Glass Company stopped manufacturing glass, but continued on to create new moulds and contracting the work out to be made. Two of the newest popular pieces are “Rocky,” a rocking horse, and “Rocky Jr.,” a miniature rocking horse.