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Glass-making factories in earlier days were, for the most part, rather unpleasant places……the general inside environment could be, and often was, brutal.To read any of the “glass manufacturer profiles” I’ve posted (so far), and other articles pertaining to glass, please look along the right-hand side of any page for the list of , and click on any link in that list.I hope to add more information as time and energy permits! factories, a few Canadian and Mexican factories are listed also. If you have additional information, please contact me (at the email address listed at the very bottom of any page on this site) as I’m continually looking for the most available on these companies.
I’m also in the process of adding various articles to this site, discussing various glass companies, different types of glass and glass items. Bottles, candleholder & insulator " data-medium-file="https:// data-large-file="https:// class="alignnone wp-image-857 size-full" title="Glass medicine vial; beehive insulator; votive candle cup; Bromo Seltzer bottle; ink bottle; Bixby shoe polish bottle" src="https:// alt="small glass vial, Beehive Insulator, votive or vigil candleholder,bromo selzer, ink bottle, shoe polish bottle" width="600" height="201" srcset="https:// https:// sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" / The glassmaking industry in the US is a huge field that dates back to the 1600s, and covers a vast array of items and applications, including both handmade and machine-made glass.
Can the company / maker be identified by the markings on it? All of these questions might come to mind to the collector or layman, flea market shopper, historian, archaeologist, or casual hobbyist………..
and my site attempts to answer, in at least some cases if possible, a couple of these questions: Where, and approximately when, perhaps, was this piece of glass made?
Fire was always a potential occurrence, and many early factories were destroyed by fire, sometimes leading to the complete closing down of a plant and/or failure of a company.
Antique and vintage glassware of all types and styles that are collected, studied and appreciated today are the tangible artifacts and testaments to the remarkable creativity, sheer hard work, energy, perseverance, and innovation of those men (and some women) who worked in those earlier factories.