Who was the originator of the Santa Bell? I have some that were made by Imperial Glass and some made by Boyd Art Glass. The Imperial ones are marked NI, for New Imperial, and the Boyd ones have both the NI and the B in Diamond logo. It isn’t very clear in my picture, but the NI is below and to the left of the Boyd logo. I think Boyd bought the mold from Imperial, and I think Ron Hinkle bought it from Boyd, but was Imperial the original manufacturer of this bell?
Also what does Mary Walrath have to do with this bell? In Trinidad’s Glass Bells pg.88, he states that the one shown was made for her, signed, and numbered. Was this where this bell was started, with her request as with the doll bells made for her by Fenton?