Depression-era glass brings happiness to collector couple

Jim and Leora Leasure are addicted to Depression glass. The couple, married nearly 40 years, has been collecting pieces of the antique glass for 22 years.

Now their modest ranch house in Eighty-Four is filled to the brim with thousands of pieces of Depression glass. Flower baskets, wineglasses, water goblets, sherbet dishes, cordial glasses, water pitchers, vases, candy dishes, candlestick holders, teapots, bowls and animals adorn the shelves.

Three china closets in their living room and two extra rooms are crammed with more of the collectibles.

Leora Leasure smiles when she describes her basement. "I have a Ping-Pong table and a pool table, but I can't find them anymore -- they're under glass," she says.

600450 Depression-era glass brings happiness to collector couple glassonweb.com

See more news about:

Others also read

The glass sector has the increasingly widespread requirement of having an unlimited catalogue of parametric shapes and creating new ones in a simple way without being an expert in the field.
Shoaib Akhtar is going to be back on Indian TV screens. He is going to be featured in the new TV ad campaign for Asahi Glass.
Glass Confusion is starting the New Year with Beginning Fused Glass group classes. The three-week course will be held Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Worldwide glass-substrate capacity is expected to continue to grow more than 40% each quarter through 2005, as a result of capacity expansion by existing glass-substrate suppliers and new companies joining the market, according to DisplaySearch.
Western Pennsylvania’s once-thriving glassmaking industry is dwindling, as did the domestic steel industry and for many of the same reasons: competition and cost.
Architects Robert and Esteve Terradas of Barcelona describe the city’s newly-renovated and expanded (45,000 m2) Science Museum (completed September 2004) as "a living museum that will set new standards in terms of transparency - a very modern construction that will enable the plants and animals inside to really live and breathe." The project was made possible by the use of an innovative grade of DuPont™ SentryGlas© Plus™ structural interlayer that is "UV-breathable, on the flat roof of an Amazonian rainforest exhibit".The UV-breathable 938 m2 laminated glass roof is rectangular in shape.

Add new comment