American Glassware, Old and New: A Sketch of the Glass Industry in the United States and Manual for Collectors of Historical Bottles

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Press of Patterson & White Company, 1900 - Glass manufacture - 112 pages
 

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Page 86 - Livingston was one of the committee of five which drafted the Declaration of Independence, and he was afterward associated with Robert Fulton in his steamboat enterprises. Similar series of designs were produced by English potters in dark blue color, bearing the words "Troy Line," "Union Line,
Page 66 - ... sustain their undertaking. They represent the State to be annually drained of thirty thousand pounds for glass, which they were able to manufacture of any size, superior to English glass. In 1793, the Legislature of New York voted a loan of three thousand pounds for eight years to the proprietors, three years without interest, and five years at five per cent. The owners at this time were McClallen, McGregor & Co., of whom James Caldwell, the proprietor of extensive tobacco and other mills in...
Page 11 - The first industrial enterprise established in the territory of the United States was a glass bottle factory, which was erected in the Virginian colony soon after 1607. The works stood about a mile distant from Jamestown. A second glass house was erected in 1622 for the manufacture of glass beads for trade with the Indians.
Page 37 - ... the clear, resonant ring of the finest glassware of Bohemia, are now owned by local antiquaries. It is stated that his glass house was built of brick, in the form of a dome whose dimensions were so great that a coach and six horses could enter the doorway and turn around in the enclosure. He brought skilled workmen from the best factories of Europe, and the wares produced, after the most improved methods of the first glass makers of the period, found their way into the homes of the wealthier...
Page 54 - The Columbia Glass Works will commence the blast in the month of August next, when orders will be received for all sizes of Window Glass and executed by "ABRAHAM PIESCH.
Page 57 - The late Mr. Nathaniel Root, of Newington, Conn., a son of the first agent of the company, had in his possession a number of interesting examples of the ware produced at Coventry, including ... a curiously shaped four-sided bottle with upper and lower compartments connected by five separate twisted tubes, which allow the free passage of the contents.
Page 11 - Glass beads have been discovered in many parts of the United States, associated with Indian remains, and it is possible that some of them may have been produced at Jamestown. In the ancient graves of Florida large vari-colored beads have been found. In old Indian graves in Pennsylvania glass beads have been discovered in large quantities, some of them made in imitation of amber and others in simu11 lation of Catlinite or the red pipestone of the Great Red Pipestone Quarry of Minnesota.
Page 38 - In 1772, at the height of his prosperity, he deeded a plot of ground to the Lutheran congregation, in consideration of the annual payment thereafter of one red rose.
Page 32 - Sates is one which bears a relief design representing the first railroad. The device shows a horse drawing a four-wheeled car along a rail. The vehicle is piled full of bales, lumps of coal or packages of freight. Around the margin of the panel is the inscription, "Success to the Railroad.
Page 56 - The first products of the factory were tumblers and decanters, and later pint flasks and larger bottles, snuff cannisters and inkstands were produced. The business was carried on under the same management until about 1820, when it passed into other hands. During the following ten years the works were operated by Thomas Stebbins and his successors, Stebbins & Chamberlin. About the year 1830 Gilbert Turner & Co. purchased the plant and continued in possession until about 1848, when, on account of the...

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