The Historic Flasks of T W Dyott made in Southern New Jersey at the Olive, and Gloucester Glass Works,and also at the Kensington factory near Philadelphia 1818 to 1830.
It has always been the opinion of the Authors of American Bottles and Flasks and Their Ancestry that all of the historical flasks that were associated with T W Dyott were products of the Kensington Glass works. It is time to reexamine some of the statements surrounding some of the attributions. Take a step backwards to examine the facts as to where Dyotts early glass was being manufactured and you will find he was first using the Olive glass works in Glassboro New Jersey which he stated he had become interested in during the war of 1812.
When Edward Carpenter died in 1815, Dyott along with David Wolf bought the Olive glass works from Edward Carpenters Widow and his Father. The following year in 1816 he purchased half of the Gloucester Glass Works in Clementon New Jersey from Johnathan Haines and the output from the Christian Stanger owned Union Glass Works in Port Elizabeth New Jersey. He had no business relationship yet with the Kensington glass works until the following year in 1819 and would not own them out right until 1833.
The early Benjamin Franklin / Benjamin Franklin bust Mc'Kearin charted GI-97 quart sized flasks long attributed to the Kensington glass factory were more then likely made at the Olive Gloucester or Union Glass factory's based on the metal make up of the glass used on the majority of those flasks. They are quite crude in make and show no signs of alteration. The Benjamin Franklin / T W Dyott bust Mc'Kearin Charted GI-96 quart sized historical flasks on the other hand have embossing on the medial edging stating clearly the KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS as a place of manufacture. It is easy to tell the lettering was added later rather then before as the non lettered GI-97 flasks show no signs of mold alteration on the edges.
I strongly believe that the Franklin / Franklin GI-97 quart sized flask and the following pint sized GII-40 Eagle /Eagle, the GII-41 Eagle / Salem Oak Tree and the Half pint sized GII-45 Eagle /Cornucopia were actually made at either the Gloucester, Olive or Union glass works in New Jersey between 1817 and 1820. It would make sense as to an earlier time fr the flasks to begin to appear as the rallying cry's slogans,and historical motifs became very popular during and just after the War of 1812. Why wait 10 years to place on flasks slogans and motifs 10 years old already. I do believe that the Flasks marked with the embossing Kensington and T W Dyott were made at Kensington beginning in 1821.