Documentary on glass, glassworkers and glassmaking folklore, from the early 1800s through the 1960s. Includes segments on Edward Drummond Libbey, Michael Joseph Owens, the birth of the union movement, and child labor. Numerous techniques are briefly shown: window glass (broad & crown), mold making for cup plates, fire polishing, cutting glass, crackle glass, bottle machine, studio glass, pressing, copper wheel engraving.
Narrator, Glenn Colerider ; artists and historians, Ken Wilson, Robert Wetzel, George Parker, Carl Fauster, Jim Maxwell, James Measell, Melvin Murray, Dominick Labino, Harvey Littleton, Tom McGlauchlin, Max Miller.
Written by Joseph J. Arpad ; executive producers, Susan and Joseph Arpad ; videographer, David B. George.
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"This documentary chronicles the lives, arts and lore of the artists who particiapted in the Midwest glass boom between 1885 and 1920"--