The Nova Scotia Glass Company was founded in New Glasgow in 1881 by William Godkin Beach, who originated from Hamilton Ontario and had experience in the glass business. New Glasgow was chosen as the home for this new company due to its access to cheap coal, and its proximity to Stellarton and the Intercolonial Railway. Beach recruited skilled glass workers from Pittsburgh who were both familiar with the trade and the business side of glass making to come up to New Glasgow to work for his new company. In doing this Beach, was able to make his up and coming company even more successful. This is part of a collection of Nova Scotia Glass collected by Verna Mae Chase nee Stronach, born March 12, 1930 in Spa Springs, County of Annapolis and Province of Nova Scotia. She married Leonard Ethan Chase on February 12, 1954 in Melvern Square, County of Annapolis. While living in the community of Centreville, Township of Cornwallis, County of Kings and Province of Nova Scotia. Verna Chase died November 4, 2008. It was her request and wish that this collection be given to the Kings Historical Society. This was carried out by her husband Leonard Chase who made the donation in her memory.