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Tour of Island Mould Slated for Tuesday

WHEELING — A special tour of the renowned Island Mould & Machine Co. and Museum at 84 Joan St. in the Fulton area of Wheeling is on tap for the regular South Wheeling Preservation Alliance meeting on Tuesday. Anyone wishing to go on the tour is asked to meet at Trinity Lutheran Church in South Wheeling at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and then carpool to the shop at 7:30 p.m.

Note there will be a Neighborhood Watch meeting from 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Island Mould has been a glass mould specialist company for 80 years, preparing moulds for more than 100 different hand shops (such as museum, Steuben, Fenton, Imperial, Wheaton Scientific, Chevrolet, Ford, Jaguar, Coca-Cola, World Kitchen and more. It is the only remaining mould shop in the United States that specializes in moulds for the hand plant glass industry.

The South Wheeling glass companies of yesteryear used many of their moulds to create their products.

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