Vintage art glass found in Blenko glass warehouse in Milton WV. I live next to blenko and found this globe on one of my trips I was allowed to dig in the warehouse.
I found this along with a couple other on a shelf hidden and tucked away from the rest during a warehouse sale. This is the last one I have and I doubt I will never hold another. The ones I had were different Railroads. They are now in private collections.This globe was probably made especially for a customer who contracted Blenko to make for his collection, or just a glass blower made on his spare time. The glass is a thick cobalt blue hand made globe, embossed N. Which I assume is the NY Ontario and Western Railway RY Railroad RR company.
It measures 5 1/4 tall. 3" outside diameter base, and just under 2 3/4" outside diameter at top.
Im not sure of its age but it's definitely vintage. Probably one of a kind. I have only had one experience finding these an will probably be the last. Great gift, or nice addition to any collection.Please feel free to ask any questions. The New York, Ontario and Western Railway, more commonly known as the O&W or NYO&W, was a regional railroad with origins in 1868, lasting until March 29, 1957 when it was ordered liquidated by a US bankruptcy judge. The O&W holds the distinction of being the first notable U. Railroad to be abandoned in its entirety. The railroad began life as the New York and Oswego Midland Railroad, organized by Dewitt C.
Its mainline extended from Weehawken, New Jersey in the greater New York City area to Oswego, New York, a port city on Lake Ontario. It had branch lines to Scranton, Pennsylvania; Kingston, New York; Port Jervis, New York; Monticello, New York; Delhi, New York; Utica, New York and Rome, New York. The O&W improved the line by providing a new route to the New York City area from Middletown, NY which extended to Cornwall on the Hudson River and then to Weehawken Terminal. By acquisition of these assets and construction of a new line to Sylvan Beach on the east shore of Lake Oneida, the O&W extended its operations into new market areas, and the Sylvan Beach Loop became a seasonally-significant corridor by providing transportation to central New York's recreational resort area. By 1889, the O&W added two new branches, New Berlin to Edmeston, and Port Jervis to Monticello, connecting to the main line at Summitville, New York.The most significant addition occurred in 1890, when the O&W constructed a 54-mile branch from Cadosia, New York to Scranton, Pennsylvania, through the rich anthracite coal reserves in Pennsylvania's Lackawanna Valley. Revenues from this Scranton division strengthened O&W's revenues and provided the means for future improvements to the railroad. The railroad's W-in-O logo first appeared in 1892. During the ill-fated "Morganization" of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (NH), the railroad acquired control of the O&W and installed NH president Charles Sanger Mellen as president for a year. Regulatory difficulties frustrated Mellen's plans to barter the O&W to the New York Central Railroad for concessions elsewhere.
Improved highways ended the O&W's passenger service to the resort areas of the lower Catskill Mountains (the "Borscht Belt") and lightly populated portions of upstate New York, with the last train from Walton, New York to Weehawken operating during the summer of 1948. The last passenger train (from Roscoe, New York to Weehawken Terminal) operated on September 10, 1953. YearTraffic1925688193383019449571956353Source: ICC annual reportsThe O&W began bankruptcy proceedings as early as 1937 (which it ultimately would never emerge from), and, apart from total dieselization by the early 1950s, it became antiquated (it was known to locals as the "Old & Weary", "Old & Wobbly" or "Old Woman"). The federal government eventually recommended complete liquidation, which occurred on March 29, 1957.
All O&W assets were auctioned the diesel locomotives found new owners, but all else was scrapped. The item "Railroad Lantern Cobalt Blue Globe NYO&W New York Ontario & Western Blenko glass" is in sale since Saturday, January 16, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Hardware\Lanterns & Lamps".
The seller is "biddertaker" and is located in Huntington, West Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.