Day 177-Ruby

 

Blenko Water Bottle Ruby

For me, this is the standard for Ruby glass, nice even color with no areas of yellow or amber.  This is the only Ruby water bottle I have ever seen with the Square B label.  During the period that the Square B label was used, Ruby was a catalog color for just one year, 1984.  This Ruby does not fluoresce even the slightest bit under ultraviolet light.

I have spent some time this weekend creating a document for you.  A few followers may have a copy of an earlier one that I had.  This document is a list of the colors made by Blenko.  (Please note that water bottles are not necessarily made in each and every one of these colors.  This list would be a list for all Blenko collectors.) The list is by the year the colors were made and it is divided also by the label that would have been on the piece of glass.  Blenko catalog colors are in regular type.  The years 1958, 1959 and 1960 are in italics to remind you that these colors should be etched “BLENKO” on the bottom.  In the section for the New Silver Hand label, colors with bold lettering are non-catalog for that year and may or may not be experimental.  Obviously this is a work in progress and will need to be updated as new information comes along.  You should be able to copy and paste this Word document and print a copy if you would like.  If you are unable, please contact me with your email address and I will email you a copy to print.

 

 BLENKO COLORS BY DATE

Silver Foil Label

1936

M Crystal

Amber

Emerald

Turquoise

Ruby

Cobalt

1937

M Crystal

Sky Blue

Sea Green

Amber Emerald

Honey

Turquoise Ruby

Cobalt

1938

M Crystal

Sky Blue

Sea Green

Amber Emerald Honey Turquoise Ruby

Cobalt

1939

M Crystal

Sky Blue

Sea Green

Amber Emerald Honey Turquoise Ruby

Cobalt

1940

M Crystal

Sky Blue

Sea Green

Amber Emerald Honey Turquoise Ruby

1941

M Crystal

Sky Blue

Sea Green

Amber Emerald Honey Turquoise Ruby

1942

M Crystal

Sky Blue

Sea Green

Amber Emerald

Amethyst

Turquoise Ruby

1943

M Crystal

Sky Blue

Sea Green

Amber Emerald Amethyst Turquoise

1944

M Crystal

Sky Blue

Sea Green

Amber Emerald Amethyst Turquoise

1945

M Crystal

Sky Blue

Sea Green

Amber Emerald Amethyst Turquoise Ruby

1946

Crystal

Sky Blue

Sea Green

Amber Emerald Amethyst Turquoise Ruby

1947

Crystal Sky Blue

Sea Green

Amber Emerald Amethyst Turquoise Ruby

1948

Crystal Sky Blue

Sea Green

Amber Emerald Amethyst Turquoise Ruby

1949

Crystal Sky Blue

Sea Green

Amber Emerald Amethyst Turquoise Ruby

Chartreuse

1950

Crystal

Sea Green

Amber Emerald Amethyst Turquoise

Chartreuse

1951

Crystal

Sea Green

Ice Blue

Amber Emerald Amethyst Turquoise

Chartreuse

1952

Crystal

Sea Green

Ice Blue

Amber Emerald Amethyst

Lime

Chartreuse

1953

Crystal

Sea Green

Ice Blue

Amber Emerald Amethyst Lime

Chartreuse

1954

Crystal

Charcoal

Sea Green

Amber

Teal

Amethyst Lime

Chartreuse

1955

Crystal Charcoal

Sea Green

Gold

Amber Teal Amethyst Lime

Chartreuse

1956

Crystal Charcoal

Sea Green

Gold Amber Teal Amethyst Lime

1957

Crystal Charcoal

Sea Green

Tangerine

Gold Teal Amethyst

Juniper

1958

Crystal Charcoal

Sea Green

Tangerine Gold   Teal

Mulberry

 

Jade

 

1959

Crystal     Tangerine

Nile

 

Jonquil

Lilac

Turquoise

Aqua

Persian

1960

Crystal  

Sea Green

Tangerine     Jonquil

Lilac

Turquoise   Persian

1961

Crystal Charcoal

Sea Green

Tangerine Jonquil Amethyst Turquoise Persian

1962

Crystal Charcoal

Sea Green

Tangerine Jonquil Amethyst Turquoise

1963

Crystal

Sea Green

Tangerine Jonquil Turquoise

Rose’

1964

Crystal

Sea Green

Tangerine Jonquil Turquoise

Rose’

Olive Green

1965

Crystal

Peacock

Tangerine

Honey

Turquoise Olive Green

1966

Crystal

Peacock

Tangerine Honey Turquoise Olive Green

1967

Crystal Tangerine Honey Turquoise

Plum

Olive Green

1968

Crystal

Lemon

Tangerine Honey Turquoise Olive Green

1969

Crystal

Lemon

Tangerine

Wheat

Turquoise Olive Green

1970

Crystal Tangerine Wheat

Surf Green

Turquoise Olive Green

1971

Crystal

Charcoal

Tangerine Wheat Turquoise Olive Green

1972

Crystal Tangerine

Olive

Wheat Emerald Turquoise

1973

Crystal Tangerine Olive Wheat Emerald Turquoise

Ant.Green

1974

Crystal Tangerine Olive Wheat Turquoise

Pine

1975

Crystal Tangerine Olive Wheat Turquoise

1976

Crystal Tangerine Olive Wheat Turquoise

1977

Crystal Tangerine

Grass

Wheat Turquoise

1978

Crystal Tangerine

Grass

Wheat Turquoise

1979

Crystal

Sapphire

Tangerine Wheat Turquoise

1980

Crystal Sapphire Tangerine Wheat Ant.Green

1981

Crystal Sapphire Tangerine Wheat Ant.Green

1982

Crystal Sapphire Wheat Ant.Green

Square B Label

1983

Crystal

Sapphire

Wheat

Antique Green

1984

Crystal

Sapphire

Apricot

Ruby

Antique Green

1985

Crystal

Azure

Sapphire

Amber

Antique Green

1986

Crystal

Sapphire

Opaline Yellow

Antique Green

1987

Crystal

Azure Sapphire

Teal

Antique Green

1988

Crystal

Azure Sapphire Teal

Dusty Rose

Plum

Antique Green

1989

Crystal

Azure Sapphire Teal Dusty Rose

Plum

Antique Green

1990

Crystal

Azure

Cobalt

Teal Dusty Rose

Plum

Antique Green

1991

Crystal

Azure Cobalt

Orchid

Topaz

Emerald

Amethyst

Antique Green

1992

Crystal

Azure Cobalt Orchid Topaz

Emerald

Amethyst Antique Green

1993

Crystal

Azure Cobalt Orchid

Olive

Topaz

Emerald

Amethyst

Violet

Antique Green

1994

Crystal

Azure Cobalt Orchid

Olive

Topaz

Emerald

Amethyst

Violet

Antique Green

1995

Crystal

Azure Cobalt Orchid

Olive

Topaz

Emerald

Amethyst

Violet

Antique Green

1996

Crystal

Azure Cobalt Orchid Topaz

Emerald

Amethyst

Violet

Antique Green

1997

Crystal

Azure Cobalt Orchid Topaz

Emerald

Amethyst

Violet

Teal

Antique Green

1998

Crystal

Azure Cobalt Orchid

Kiwi

Topaz

Emerald

Amethyst

Violet

Teal

Antique Green

1999

Crystal

Azure Cobalt Orchid

Kiwi

Topaz

Emerald

Amethyst

Violet

Teal

Antique GreenNew Silver Hand Label

2000

Crystal

Azure

Cobalt

Orchid

Kiwi

Topaz

Emerald

Amethyst

Violet

Ebony

Seafoam

Ruby

2001

Crystal

Azure

Cobalt

Orchid

Kiwi

Topaz

Emerald

Amethyst

Violet

Ebony

Seafoam

Ruby

Tangerine

2002

Crystal

Azure

Cobalt Orchid

Kiwi

Topaz

Emerald

Amethyst

Violet

Ebony

Seafoam

Ruby

Tangerine

Turquoise

Charcoal

2003

Crystal

Azure

Cobalt Orchid

Kiwi

Topaz

Emerald

Amethyst

Violet

Ebony

Seafoam

Ruby

Tangerine

Ginger Turquoise

Ice Blue

Desert Green

Peach

2004

Crystal

Azure

Cobalt Orchid

Kiwi

Topaz

Emerald

Amethyst

Violet

Ebony

Seafoam

Ruby

Tangerine

Turquoise Cased Topaz

Ice Blue

Avocado

2005

Crystal

Azure

Cobalt Orchid

Kiwi

Topaz

Emerald

Amethyst

Violet

Ebony

Seafoam

Ruby

Tangerine

Turquoise

Cased Topaz

Ice Blue

Yellow

Avocado

Kiwi encased   Topaz

Tequila Sunrise

Clover

orange

 

Yellow

Desert Green

2006

Crystal

Azure

Cobalt

Jungle

Celery

Topaz

Lavender

Violet

Ruby

Tangerine

Opaline

Jungle encased Yellow

Topaz encased Jungle

Peach

Jonquil

Teal

Electric

Honey amber

2007

Crystal

Azure

Cobalt

Jungle

Celery

Topaz

Lavender

Violet

Ruby

Tangerine

orange

Peach

Clover

Yellow

Pink Ice

Tequila Sunrise

Periwinkle

Jonquil

Ebony

2008

Crystal

Ocean

Cobalt

Spring

Vineyard

Topaz

Clover

Seabreeze

Dreamcicle

Electric

Ruby

Tangerine

Pink Ice     Sweet Pea

2009

Crystal

Ocean

Cobalt Spring Topaz Clover Seabreeze Dreamcicle

Electric

Ruby

Tangerine

Cherry Red

Denim Blue

Pink Ice

Yellow     Violet

2010

Crystal

Ocean

Cobalt Spring Topaz Clover Seabreeze Dreamcicle

Electric

Ruby

Tangerine

Cullet Purple

Kiwi Yellow

Pink Ice

Black Amethyst Sweet Pea

CharcoaL

2011

Crystal

Ocean

Cobalt Spring Topaz Clover Seabreeze Dreamcicle

Kiwi

Electric

Ruby

Tangerine

Midnight Blue

Dark Seabreeze

Vineyard

     

Periwinkle

Violet

2012

Crystal

Azure

Cobalt Spring

Yellow

Topaz Clover Seabreeze

Violet

Kiwi

Lavender

Tangerine

 PINK ICE Dreamcicle
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3 thoughts on “Day 177-Ruby

  1. Hi Lorin,
    I have a beautiful Desert Green marked 2006. I noticed it is only listed for 2003 and 2005. I also have a 2006 Avocado that is not listed for that year either. I love these 2 colors. Definitely among my favorites.
    I’m glad I can contribute to your list and blog in general. This is such a great resource and I use it all the time.
    Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for this great hobby we all love!
    Jeff

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