New England Glass Company

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Not to be confused with the New England Glassworks.
Display of New England Glass Co., 1876

The New England Glass Company (1818-1878) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was established by "Amos Binney, Edmund Munroe, Daniel Hastings, and Deming Jarves ... on February 16, 1818. It produced both blown and pressed glass objects in a variety of ... colors, which had engraved, cut, etched, and gilded decorations. The firm was one of the first glass companies to use a steam engine to operate its cutting machines, and it built the only oven in the country that could manufacture red lead, a key ingredient in the making of flint glass. ... By the middle of the nineteenth century, the New England Glass Company was considered one of the leading glasshouses in the United States, best known for its cut and engraved glass.".[1][2][3] "William L. Libbey took over the company in 1878 and renamed it the New England Glass Works, Wm. L. Libbey & Sons Props. In 1888 ... Edward Drummond Libbey moved the company to Toledo, Ohio. ... In 1892, the name was changed to The Libbey Glass Company."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laura Cotton. The fancy paperweights of the New England Glass Company. The Magazine Antiques, 1 Oct 2006. Vol.170, Iss.4
  2. ^ Gordon Campbell, ed. Grove encyclopedia of decorative arts. Oxford University Press US, 2006.
  3. ^ John Hayward. The New England gazetteer. O. Clapp, 1857.
  4. ^ Libbey.com

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