At head of title: Fostoria Glass Company presents
Title from title frame.
In 1945 Fostoria executives unveiled plans for expanding sales among young brides-to-be, by instituting a national promotion aimed at high-school classes in home economics. In 1947, a film, "Crystal Clear" was produced which introduced Mary Lee, a young girl who had learned of the manufacturing processes of fine crystal in a home-economics class. The film also includes methods of glass manufacturing-pressing and mold-blowing with footage directly from the floors of Fostoria Glass Company. This film however is different. It includes the a young girl named Betty, and in this film it is her date that explains glass manufacturing processes he learned in science class.
Dialogue by George Olivia Jr. ; directed by Ray Culley.
Frank Sidel, narrator ; Natalie Trundy, Diana Florey, John McDill, Brooke Taylor, and Alice Weston, cast.
This film begins with sisters Betty and Jane, washing and drying Fostoria stemware when Jane drops and breaks one of the goblets. When she announces that she has to replace it with an exact copy, Bill, her date for the evening explains that there really is no exact copy, that each is different. He begins to describe the processes of glass manufacturing as told to him by his science teacher, when the film goes directly to the Fostoria Glass Company. Step-by-step processes from shoveling batch into ovens, to gathering, blowing, annealing, inspections and more are shown in detail. The film also continues with the story of replacing the broken goblet and Betty's sister Jane choosing her own pattern for her bridal registry.
Digitized from reel-film by Sax Communications, December 2012.
Received with Ken Wilson archives.