The Gundersen Era — 1938 until 1952
Of the many forms and colors Gundersen created, Peachblow is especially famous. Gundersen-Pairpont succeeded both the Pairpont Corporation (1900-1938) and the Gundersen Glass Works (1939-1952).
FROM THE COLLECTION:
Extremely rare Gundersen
Peach Blow Camellia swan
with deep color. Original label
“Fine Crystal Hand Made by Gundersen”
SIZE: 5-1/2″ to top of swan’s head.
In 1965, a fire destroyed the Pairpoint building
in New Bedford. The Pairpoint Mill fire was one
of the toughest mill fires New Bedford Firefighters battled in the city's history. This General Alarm conflagration required mutual aid from surrounding towns. It started on October 1st, 1965. The flames where so intense that it blew horizontally out the brick factory windows like a blow torch. (Footage by WTEV-6 News.) From the M.L.Baron historic archives.
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