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    Posted 2 months ago

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    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:

    More information about Ruben Haley:

    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.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Really beautiful rooster pair, they're great!
    2. MALKEY MALKEY, 2 months ago
      fantastic !!!!!!!! kevin many thanks for showing
      all the very best malkey
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
      check Paden City
    5. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 months ago
    6. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks for the clues billretirecoll and TallCakes. I believe the Paden City roosters are solid.
    7. kwqd kwqd, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
      Very beautiful rooster bookends!!!!
    10. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 months ago
      That should be Comb, and the Roosters were also made by Kemple Glass in Crystal also, to the 1970's! :^)
    11. kwqd kwqd, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
      Thanks for loving my roosters blunderbuss2, Watchsearcher, fortapache and buckethead!
    13. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks for loving my roosters, Broochman!
    14. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks aura!
    15. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks for loving my glass roosters dlpetersen!
    16. kwqd kwqd, 2 months ago
      Thanks vynil33rpm!
    17. kwqd kwqd, 28 days ago
      Thanks SEAN68!

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