Ashtray with Dome
Ashtray with Dome
Hello Group Members,
In the June 16 digest, there was a very nice notice posted by Yahoo
Candlewick Collector that I was having a birthday on June 17. I didn't know
that Yahoo did that so it was a very nice surprise. I really appreciate all
the e-mails and birthday cards that collectors sent me. It is nice to find
that collectors still think of me. I'm sorry that I can't write each of you
a personal note. I really enjoy hearing from collectors.
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Here's a little input on a question tht was asked awhile back. Someone asked
for information about an 6" ashtray with a dome. That is a question that
was often asked when I put out my Candlewick newsletters. I tried to look it
up in my somewhat incomplete newsletter index. The first mention I found of
it was in NL#21, page 3. Pat Staley, IL, wrote that she bought a 6" ashtray
with a dome lid like the covered toast from Shirley Roush of Florida. I
asked Shirley Roush to please send us information as to where she got it.
In NL #22, page 2, Shirley wrote, "The ashtray with the dome came from
Ross's Barn at Bellaire, OH. The dome is 4" w and 3" high and has a knob
like the covered toast. It fits into the ashtray."
Through the years, other collectors reported and asked about an ashtray with
a dome. As far as I can remember, we never found any Imperial information
about it. However, In Nl #92, page 2, I refer to an article that Kathy
Burch, MI, wrote for Mary Wetzel's January 1996 Michiana Club Spyglass
Newsletter: Kathy shows an Iillustration that she said Myrna Garrison gave
her. The paper shows 3 differant sizes of domes, 3 1/2" wide, 4" high;
4 1/2"w, 4 3/4" h; and 6"w, 5"h. The page has an Imperial w/wine glass logo at top
left and "Old Central Quality" at bottom right. Imperial purchased Central Glass
Works in 1940. Draw your own conclusions as to whether Imperial combined them.