Bakewell Glass

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Bakewell Glass is glassware produced by Englishman Benjamin Bakewell at his Pittsburgh factory, Bakewell & Company.

Founded in 1808, the factory was renowned for its cut and engraved glass. Bakewell is known as the father of the flint glass industry in the U.S.

Another family member, John P. Bakewell, invented and patented the first known process for pressed glass in 1825, making possible mass production of glass for the first time.