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Glasgow Pottery - John Moses & Co.

Mercer Pottery

O.P.Co. – Syracuse China

Bloomfield Industries
Corning Glass Works

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Bloomfield Industries was owned by Samuel Bloomfield, who began manufacturing display and pie cases in 1933 in a plant in Chicago. His sons, Daniel and Harold, assisted in the business. In 1935, they began adding small ware items such as sugar pourers, kitchen utensils, salt and pepper shakers.

Samuel Bloomfield died in 1954, and the sons continued the business. They eventually acquired the commercial division of Proctor-Silex Company and began manufacturing coffee brewers for distribution and also moved into stainless steel medical products.

After a series of buyouts, the business is now part of Wells-Bloomfield and located in Nevada.

I think Bloomfield was the last manufacturer of the era of flip-top bowls – probably into the 1960s. To my knowledge, Bloomfield made lids for two bowls in two shapes and sizes each – and did not manufacture the glass themselves. The conical on the right below is either a #90 or #92. The #90 is about 5 1/2" in diameter, and the #92, which is the harder size to find, is about 4 3/4" in diameter. I'm not certain what number, if any, is found on the round flip on the left, but it also came in two sizes.

It looks like at some point Bloomfield outsourced its lid manufacturing to Japan, as a friend recently found a flip with the Bloomfield name impressed into the glass the the following info on the underside of the lid: Bloomfield / 18SS / Made in Japan / 92C.

Bloomfield probably did manufacture the contraption that held the flip above in place on a counter, shown above. It would allow the bowl to swivel to the right or the left to be shared by customers, but it couldn't fall off. I also have one that fits one of the large conical bowls.

You'll know a Bloomfield when you find one; Bloomfield Industries, Chicago, Ill., will be embossed on the bottom of the bowl.




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