The American pattern was Fostoria's leading seller, being in production from 1915 to 1983. The American pattern looks like an array of cubes in crystal, has a flat bottom and features three or more mould seams. Vertical pieces, such as pitchers, tend to have a curve with a flare at the top.
The several styles made by the company can be differentiated based on their designs:
- Baroque is a simpler pattern resembling flower pedals.
- The Century pattern typically features etchings, such as camellias and buttercups.
- Coin glass was in production from 1958 to 1982 and features round "coins" as part of the design.
- The Colony pattern is swirled with indentations at the end.
- The Fairfax is a simple pattern either etched or left blank. Handles attach at the top of the piece.
- The Heirloom pattern, in production from 1959 to 1970, comes in opalescent pink, green or topaz and is made up of straight pleating in the glass.
- The Hermitage is a Depression Era pattern that continued production until 1944. It features geometric shapes in green, azure, amber, topaz, gold and ebony.
- Jamestown is a sturdy pattern with colonial styling.
- No. 2433, only produced from 1930 to 1935, is an Art Deco pattern found on console bowls, compotes and candlesticks.
- The Queen Ann, the predecessor to the Colony pattern, is swirled glassware that is quite heavy.
- Seascape is a simple pattern made of delicate colors.
- Sunray has "rays" that run down the sides or across the glass.
Some other patterns exist but are very rare.
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