The man from Pittsburgh who owned glass factories in Fostoria, Washington, Redkey, Gas City and Indianapolis was William Buttler. And no, that is not a typo. His name is often misspelled, but he always used the double “t.” The Buttler Art Glass Company was in Fostoria, while the company he named after his wife was the Marietta Glass Company. It carried that name in its progression from Redkey and Gas City to Indianapolis. Buttler never made fruit jars, just lamp chimneys, tumblers, plate glass and cathedral glass.
Written by Richard Cole,
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