Written by creekland on 17 Jul, 2005
While in Ohio, stopping at a glass factory is easy to do as there are several to choose from. We chose Mosser Glass after seeing it on Made In America. The tour is free and only takes around 20 minutes. Since you are seeing the…Read More
While in Ohio, stopping at a glass factory is easy to do as there are several to choose from. We chose Mosser Glass after seeing it on Made In America. The tour is free and only takes around 20 minutes. Since you are seeing the actual factory, larger groups need to break down into groups of four to six or so. Large groups are also recommended to call in advance so they know you are coming and are prepared.
You park right in front of the company and enter into their gift shop. Head to the cashier (very easy to find - the gift shop is small) and ask for a tour - they may also ask you first... On the tour, a guide will take you downstairs (I doubt it's handicap accessible, but call and ask) to where the real action is. There are different stopping points where you see the whole process with all of it being explained. Depending on the day, they may be molding or blowing glass. We saw them making molded frogs, among other things. Ask any question you like.
At the end of the tour, everyone receives a token gift - when we were there, it was a small plate (half-dollar-sized) for adults and marbles for the kids. There is also a gift shop with many tantalizing glass pieces. We selected an oil lamp in cobalt blue and an oil cruet in mixed colors of green and white.
Overall, all ages really enjoyed this tour, and we highly recommend it if you're heading that way! It is neat, seeing how things are made in America.