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    Posted 3 years ago

    kwqd
    (835 items)

    They are 8.5" high x 6.5" long x 4.5" wide and each weighs just under 5 lbs. No maker marks. They are hollow, but still thick glass. Lots of straw marks, but no bubbles. There are mold lines running from their beaks to their tails. GW find today. They were put on the shelf while I was standing about six feet away. I repressed the urge to climb over the GW employee to get them and in a very civilized manner, I waited until he stepped away from them. Such restraint!

    The molds these were made from were owned by the K. (Kenneth) & R. (Ruben) Haley Glassware Company. Whether they were made for Haley Glassware or made by Kemple who purchased some Haley molds is not certain.

    Information on K. & R. Haley Glassware:

    http://www.ndga.net/rainbow/1977/77rrg01a.php

    More information about Ruben Haley:

    http://www.cambridgeglass.org/articles/9396/94crystalball253d.php

    According to the link below, Kemple used antique molds to make milk and colored glass reproductions. Kemple sold some of their molds to the Wheaton Historical Association (WHA) in 1970 and they made reproductions in a variety of colors but clear crystal is not listed. The link below suggests that the WHA marked their pieces and there are no marks on these. Lots of room for error here, though, I think. Calling them Haley/Kemple, unless I found something the support changing that.

    http://www.glassencyclopedia.com/Kempleglass.html

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Really beautiful rooster pair, they're great!
    2. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      fantastic !!!!!!!! kevin many thanks for showing
      all the very best malkey
      1412
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      I found two listings, one for Kemple, and one for Paden City. The Paden City looks more like yours kwqd, they're clear. This is how the Kemple one is listed:
      Kemple #244 Milk Glass 8" Fighting Cock Head Down Rooster Chicken Figurine
      Both are on ebay. I didn't look it up in my Paden City Book yet, but maybe TallCakes knows! :^D I hope this helps a little! :^)
    4. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
      check Paden City
      https://chataboutdg.com/gallery/details.php?image_id=3506&mode=search
    5. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
      https://www.worthpoint.com/inventory/search?query=paden+city+fighting
    6. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the clues billretirecoll and TallCakes. I believe the Paden City roosters are solid.
    7. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Looks like they were probably made by Kemple Glass Co.

      Thanks for loving my probably Kemple roosters Jenni, MALKEY, vetraio50 and billretirecoll!
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      I found it Kevin(kwqd), it's Haley Glass Crystal, Kemple Glass Co. purchased Haley's Molds, and made Amber, Milk Glass, and other colors of Roosters, in the 1940s-50s in Ohio, and through the 1970's after they moved to W. Virginia. Paden City is almost identical but solid!
      I got this information from Glass Animals second edition by Dick and Pat Spencer.
      I hope this is it! To me the Paden City Mold, has a more rounded Come on the Rooster besides being solid! :^)
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Very beautiful rooster bookends!!!!
    10. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      That should be Comb, and the Roosters were also made by Kemple Glass in Crystal also, to the 1970's! :^)
    11. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks billretirecoll! I agree, the Paden City rooster's comb is different. So these may be Haley or Kemple?

      Thanks for loving my roosters jscott0363!
    12. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks for loving my roosters blunderbuss2, Watchsearcher, fortapache and buckethead!
    13. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks for loving my roosters, Broochman!
    14. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks aura!
    15. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks for loving my glass roosters dlpetersen!
    16. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks vynil33rpm!
    17. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks SEAN68!
    18. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      These are very cool!
      Beautifully done!
      Reminds me of a pet my folks had....my cousin “saved” a fighting cock from a life of misery, and brought him to my folks to live. ( they lived in the country...45 acres) This rooster had all kinds of room, but he insisted on roosting in an English Walnut tree in my folks front yard. Every morning before sunrise, off he went! My folks were early risers, so he didn’t bother them. When my Daughter would stay at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s, he woke her up every time. She would go outside and take the garden hose and try to hose him off, getting him to be quiet. Never worked, Ha! The rooster’s name was “Row-Hoe”...
    19. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for your comment Ms.CrystalShip! I loved the story. It is as good as it gets when I post something which sparks a memory and a story!
    20. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks MALKEY!
    21. slwarner, 1 year ago
      HI,
      I have a pair that look like this. They are solid though. There are no markings indicating a maker. Any thoughts. FYI I found these in a house that my husband was flipping.
    22. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Welcome to CW slwarner! I believe that Paden City Glass of West Virginia made roosters like this that were solid glass. If you post some images of your roosters, you might get a more authoritative response!

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