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Were markings embossed to represent the companies who made them? Possibly the glass blowers who blew them? The mold makers and engravers who built the molds and the seal stamping tools? The fishing companies who used them? Did individual fishermen order floats with their own special markings? I firmly believe the answers are yes. The meaning of the embossing on many of these marked floats is still one of the greatest mysteries. Some however, like the Swedish float below, clearly marked for the glass company Eneryda, are easy to identify. This float was produced as a contemporary fishing float to celebrate the company's glass art.
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Today, the majority of glass fishing floats that are adrift on the Pacific Ocean originated in Japan because it had a large deep sea fishing industry which made extensive use of these floats; other very similar-looking floats are/were also made by glass companies located in Taiwan, Korea and China. Make your own glass fish net float in Lincoln City Oregon.
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I wonder what treasures I will find. Maybe a squashed, basketball-size, deep purple float with dragons embossed on the glass, lost, perhaps, off the Emperor’s fishing fleet in the 1920s. Oh, how I can dream.The Japanese started producing small floats in the early 1900s. Asahara Glass Company had several factories and made a variety of sizes. Asahara made baseball- to orange-size floats for tako jigs, salmon gillnetting, and seine fishing; grapefruit-size floats for seine and long-line cod fishing; basketball-size for tuna operations, bottom trawls, and crab trapping; and the small rolling pin floats were used for tako jigs and troll fishing.Actually, the first glass fishing floats probably came from a Scandinavian country. Birid Glasvaerk in Norway was in business from 1762 to 1880, and his company may have been producing glass floats as early as the late 1700s. Aasnaes Glasvaerk, in business from 1813 to 1883, produced 122,493 glass floats just in the year 1875. A glass float with Aasnaes’s mark on the seal button is a collector’s item. A hand-tied glass fishing float is not a strictly useful at your home, but you can use it to decorate it in marine style. The Christmas tree decorated with such a fishing floats with addition of some rope except colorful chain sound really cool.Stu Farnsworth and Alan Rammer’s book, Glass Fishing Floats of the World, is a collector’s guide to floats. It is available from the author (; ; PO Box 847 Wilsonville, OR 97070-0847). Farnsworth also recommends Beachcombing for Japanese Glass Floats, a classic with great stories and information by Amos L. Wood (Oregon: Binford & Mort, 1975, 1985).I made this driftwood indoor or outdoor hanger that includes an old Japanese glass fishing float and driftwood pieces with shells in between, all treasures collected from beaches on the Kenai Peninsula.