Item Number: T-08
Production Dates: 1917-1943
The Fostoria American Oblong Pin Tray was originally designed to hold pins, or other small items. It was primarily produced in clear crystal. During the mid-1920’s; however, it was chosen to be one of a few items that was also produced in three colors – Amber, Blue and Canary.
The tray was introduced in 1917 as the Oblong Pin Tray, as this was a time in our history when pins and buttons were a necessary item in one’s wardrobe. As the years went by, Fostoria Glass officially changed its name to the “5 in. Oblong Tray”.
The Oblong Pin Tray is approximately 5″ in length, and about 2⅝” in width. This piece was produced through 1943, known by the two names mentioned previously. You can use this tray for a variety of purposes, even today. In fact, this particular tray is often used in what some people refer to as a Pomade Set. A Pomade Set consists of one Oblong Pin Tray and two of the 2″ Pomade and Covers. The Pomades are square in shape and fit quite nicely on the tray, which makes for a lovely presentation.
If you are interested in learning more about current availability and pricing for this piece, please click the following sponsored link for available Trays on eBay. You will probably have to sift through a variety of Trays in order to find one Oblong Pin Tray (if you should find any). They do; however, come up on the market every now and again.