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From: Carol H <>
Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Pairpoint Glass Company"
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 05:10:02 -0800 (PST)
My great grandfather William Foster Robertson was a glass cutter for Pairpoint Glass Company. He worked for them at the beginning of the 1900's. My grandmother had quite a few pieces that he had created and in the early 1950's after he had retired and they moved to North Easton, my great grandmother who suffered from dementia packed it in boxes while my gram was shopping and gave all of it except a glass paperweight and a small liquour glass to Salvation Army. Of course when my gram came home and called them, they had no idea where it went. Along with it she "gave" a handcrafted wooden desk with a hutch and bookcase on top made by William's grandfather without a nail in it....all pegged together and with secret compartments. Such a great loss to the family. I know my dad was heartbroken as the desk was to be his as he was the only grandson of William.
Today I have the paperweight sitting in my curio cabinet and my cousin has the liquour glass.
Carol Sherman Houghton
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