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Blenko Glass Factory

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 15 October 2019 in Art & Design.

The Blenko Glass Factory was founded in 1921 in Milton, West Virginia. William J. Blenko was born in London, England. He started out as an apprentice to a glass craftsman. In 1893 he emigrated to Kokomo, Indiana where he established the first American factory to produce sheet glass for stained glass windows. In 1903, he was forced to close his factory and return to England, due to a recession. He eventually returned to the U.S. and opened the Blenko Glass Factory.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That all sounds like a productive life . .

15 Oct 2019 5:25am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Presque centenaire

15 Oct 2019 6:45am

JPA from Paris, France

bon cadrage! amts

15 Oct 2019 6:50am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Encore de jolis restes sur les fenêtres, et pour une cession urbex, ce doit être au top.
Bonne journée Elaine

15 Oct 2019 7:38am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise de vue !

15 Oct 2019 8:05am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

intéressantes ces couleurs

15 Oct 2019 8:05am

Marcel P. from Pays Vert - Wallonie, Belgium

Ils ont certainement effectué de beaux vitraux. Friendship.

15 Oct 2019 8:42am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A magnificent capture of this glass factory Elaine. I am sure you really enjoyed looking around this place with your interest in glass. 5*

15 Oct 2019 8:57am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

There seem to be lots of interesting looking panes in those windows. A tempting establishment shot (I trust we will see more :)

15 Oct 2019 10:18am

Rose from United States

Interesting history.

15 Oct 2019 11:42am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelles anciennes vitres et vitrages quelle vue et rendu sur le vitre et ces voies superbe
Belle journée - Nicou

15 Oct 2019 12:50pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the beautiful windows in this building. AN interesting place.

15 Oct 2019 2:06pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful composition !

15 Oct 2019 2:14pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great story of determination and resilience for Mr. Blenko! Nice leading lines and rustic appeal in this composition!

15 Oct 2019 2:31pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture..
Thank you for the information :))))

15 Oct 2019 3:09pm

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Rust can be beautiful !!!

15 Oct 2019 3:56pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of the factory and those lovely windows. They are quite appropriate for a glassworks.

15 Oct 2019 6:03pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame & graphics!
Lovely colors!

15 Oct 2019 8:23pm

Don from Spokane, United States

It’s well disguised as a glass factory. It makes an interesting subject

15 Oct 2019 11:47pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

The windows must display some of their work. Interesting history.

16 Oct 2019 12:32am

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Wonderful image. Thanks for the background story.

17 Oct 2019 12:30am