Geo. W. Getts Pianos, Fenton

The Getts pieces, made from Fenton's Garden Mums blank, are known in ruffled and ice cream shaped bowls as well as plates. The lettering reads "Geo. W. Getts Pianos" with the location "Grand Forks, N. Dak." underneath. Apparently nobody checked the lettering as the "s" in "Forks" is backward. This bowl is courtesy of Tom and Sharon Mordini.

Bowl, ruffled

Amethyst, 1,100 (2003), 900 (2006), 250 (2014), 300 (2017),
   425, 675 (both 2018)

Bowls, round or ice cream shape

Amethyst, 1,000 (2005), 400, 475 (both 2007), 275 (2009), 275 (2017),
   475 (2018)

Lavender, 600 (2009)

Plates

Amethyst, 1,000 (2009), 650 (2010), 500, 700 (both 2012),
   700 (2013), 900 (2016), 500, 575 (both 2017), 1,050 (2018)

Plate, handgrip

Amethyst, 750 (2009), 775 (2011), 750 (2013), 700 (2015), 400 (2017)

Updated 6/28/2018

From The Encyclopedia of Carnival Glass Lettered Pieces,
by John Resnik, 1989.

"Although the first telephone directory listing for this business appears in 1907, Mr. Getts advertisements indicate an establishment date of 1889. In addition to pianos, the firm also sold a complete line of musical instruments, as well a sheet music and other associated musical merchandise.

Getts was located at 23 South Third Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Mr. Getts died in 1923, and the business was discontinued."