Viking Glass Co.

by Paul

Viking glass was one of the largest West Virgina glass companies before they went out of business in the 1980's.  They produced a broad range of glass products which are now very collectible. is where we are building a website to help collectors identify and value viking glass items. We purchased a 1958 Viking Glass Co. catalog and will be scanning and publishing it on the site.  The catalog pictures and pictures from current auction sales will help novice collectors identify what kind of Viking glass they have and provide a good estimate of value.  Compared to many of the art glass categories Viking glass seems to be very "clean" with few irrelevant results from searches.

A few examples of Viking Glass Co. products are shown below.

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Dave Corrigan January 15, 2010 at 9:28 am

Good Morning: I am currently researching a New York designer named Arban J. (Jay) Ackerman. He designed a line of electrical appliances for the Manning-Bowman Co. in Meriden, CT in 1935. The only information I have been able to find relating to him is a short notice in the New York Times from March 1945 that noted he had been released from active duty in the Naval Reserve and “has been reappointed chief designer for Viking Glass Company.” I would greatly appreciate hearing from you if you have any information on Mr. Ackerman.
Sincerely yours,
Dave Corrigan, Museum Curator
Museum of Connecticut History
Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Paul January 15, 2010 at 9:38 am

On page 12 of Viking Glass 1944-1970 by Dean Six he says Jay Ackerman “…served Viking in the early 1940s and had other design clients in house wares and the appliance industry prior to WWII. It was announced in 1945 that he had been reappointed chief designer for the Viking Glass company.” They reference Retailing, March 15, 1945 and Crockery & Glass, April 1945. If you can find them, maybe they have more info than the Times article.

Deborah Tharp November 19, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Fifteen years ago I acquired a distinctive oak framed window with over 36 panes of cut glass with prisms in each pane. One of the panes
had “Solar Prism Co/Cleveland Ohio/Pat 1899″. In my research I found this company disapeared from the phone book in 1903. I was told recently that it had been bought by Viking. Does anyone have any information on an item like this?? Thanks

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