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American Manufacturers - Ronald Hansen

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Ronald Hansen (signed)
circa 1950s

Hansen Pepreweights

Ronald Hansen of Mackinaw City, Michigan was born in 1910. He first learned about glassworking from immigrant hobos who had set up their own lampworking fire in a railyard. After attending college, he worked as a glass-lamp artist at fairs, department stores, and demonstrations. By the 1950s his workshop was well established. He made one-of-a-kind fruit, flower, and snake weight designs. Many of them have medium-to-dark background color glass. He created the designs by building, without crimps or molds. The average size of a Hansen weight is 2 1/2 inches.

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