I have a collection of these ornaments, inherited from my Grandmother, but I had never realized they are a particular brand - or that they were made locally, in Wellsboro PA. In fact, the vast majority of all Christmas ornaments in the 1940s and 1950s were made in Wellsboro. The company modified their ribbon machine, designed to make lightbulbs, to mass produce the ornaments, and by 1949 Wellsboro was the Worlds Capital For The Christmas Ornament Industry, producing 90% of the worlds Christmas ornaments. In addition to their own line of corning ornaments, and the Shiny Brites, the glass factory located in Wellsboro pa created the ornament blanks for Santa Heim, Coby, George Franke, Marks Brothers, Doubl-Glo, and Santa Novelties.
With the blowing and shaping of the ornament complete, it was sent to be decorated, a task often undertaken by women or children. This was accomplished either with a brush, by pouring liquids into the ornament’s interior, or simply by dipping the glass into a liquid color. After careful packing, the ornaments made in Lauscha were shipped and sold all over the world, including to the United States."