Category Archives: Glass Makers

The Bust of Lafayette – Coventry Glass Works Mold

The Bust of Lafayette – Coventry Glass Works Mold Mold Section Found in the River in Mansfield, Connecticut 28 May 2014 John Pastors, American Glass Gallery Auction #12 ends this evening and I sit here watching a few items of … Continue reading

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Beneath Lincoln’s ass they used to load a lot of glass.

Beneath Lincoln’s ass they used to load a lot of Glass Washington City Glass Works – ‘Old Glass House’ by Stephen Atkinson 14 March 2014 Unknown to most Washingtonians and other Americans, and particularity we few in the glass collecting … Continue reading

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The Isabella Glass Works of Thomas Stanger – 1841 to 1856

The Isabella Glass Works of Thomas Stanger – 1841 to 1856 Part 3 by Stephen Atkinson 13 March 2014 Part 1: Frederick Stanger and John Marshall 1831-1832 Part 2: Thomas Wriggins Stanger and John Marshall 1832-1839 Thomas Stanger began building a new … Continue reading

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I remember visiting the Sandwich Glass Museum

I remember visiting the Sandwich Glass Museum 06 January 2014 Incoming e-mail and pictures from Denver, Colorado collector, Sandor Fuss. I had the privilege of seeing some of these pieces in person during a recent trip to see his historical flask … Continue reading

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Ihmsen’s Old Tonic Bitters – Who is Henry Ihmsen?

Ihmsen’s Old Tonic Bitters – Who is Henry Ihmsen? 15 December 2013 (R•111214) Sometimes, I suppose, I tend to drive myself crazy. I start off down one road looking for an obscure bitters, then I take a left turn down … Continue reading

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Unknown New England Glass factory’s contract with Clapp & Townsend July 15, 1848

Unknown New England Glass factory’s contract with Clapp & Townsend July 15, 1848 16 November 2013 (R•112413) I agree to make for Clapp & Townsend and deliver at the Boston Rail Road Depot at Greenbush (NY) between the first of … Continue reading

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Thomas Wriggins Stanger and John Marshall 1832-1839

Thomas Wriggins Stanger and John Marshall 1832-1839 Part 2 by Stephen Atkinson 13 October 2013 Part 1: Frederick Stanger and John Marshall 1831-1832 Part 3: The Isabella Glass Works of Thomas Stanger 1841 to 1856 Thomas Wriggins Stanger was born on … Continue reading

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Frederick Stanger and John Marshall 1831-1832

Frederick Stanger and John Marshall 1831-1832 Part 1 by Stephen Atkinson 12 October 2013 Part 2: Thomas Wriggins Stanger and John Marshall 1832-1839 Part 3: The Isabella Glass works of Thomas Stanger 1841 to 1856 In 1831, John Marshall purchased … Continue reading

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Hilltown Glass Works site in Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1753-1784

Hilltown Glass Works site in Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1753-1784 by Stephen Atkinson 04 October 2013 The land in Hilltown was mostly taken up by 1720, and was chiefly owned by James Logan, Jeremiah Langhorne, Henry Paxson, probably of Solebury, William Thomas, … Continue reading

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The Providence Flint Glass Company 1831-1834

The Providence Flint Glass Company 1831-1834 by Stephen Atkinson 01 October 2013 This short lived company was established in 1831 on land owned by the Dyer family of Providence, Rhode Island. On January 12th 1831, the company was incorporated by … Continue reading

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