All About Glass

All About Glass

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E.F. Holbrook & Bros., manufacturers of ornamental glass for railway cars, dwellings, churches, &c, &c, &c.: Also importers of French window, railway, picture, polished, and rough plate glass.
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E.F. Holbrook & Bros., New York, NY, USA. 53661 Illustrated catalogue of ornamental glass New York: E. F. Holbrook & Bros, [n.d., 1874] (New York: Chas. Hart) [3] p.: 29 plates; 24 x 27 cm. Flat glass: Holbrook, E.F., & Bros., New York, NY, USA. (F-154F) "We take pleasure in

Hawkes cut glass.
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T.G. Hawkes & Co. 53453 [Corning, N.Y. T. G. Hawkes & Co., n.d., ca. 1900] (Cincinnati: Procter & Collier Co.) 27, [4] p.: ill.; 17 cm. TP853.N6 A promotional booklet. Includes descriptions of cutting and engraving glass and principal Hawkes pattern names, illustrations of various

Ornamental street lighting and Alba globes.
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Macbeth-Evans Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 52406 Pittsburgh, Pa.: Macbeth-Evans Glass Co., c1912. 32 p.: ill.; 28 cm. Lighting: Macbeth-Evans Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. (F-8720LG) Trade catalog. Includes photographs of day and night views of several cities. "Alba is a white

China & cut glass, catalog no. 20.
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 53467 China and cut glass New York: Higgins & Seiter, [1910-1911] 64 p.: ill.; 25 cm. Cut glass: Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. (F-182C) Includes index. Illustrates silver and silver-deposited ware. Clearwater C0069 Digitized by Boston Photo

Illuminating glassware: Luna.
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H. Northwood Co., Wheeling, WV, USA. 52850 Luna Wheeling, W.Va.: H. Northwood Co., [1913-1914?] 60 p.: ill. (1 col.); 24 cm. Lighting: Northwood, H., Co., Wheeling, WV, USA. (F-9255LG) Trade catalog. "No glare. Soft as moonlight. Restful to the eyes, and in every way the most up-to-the-minute

Fortuna line [catalog].
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John B. Higbee Glass Co., Bridgeville, PA, USA. 52638 Bridgeville, Pa.: John B. Higbee Glass Co., [1908-1913] (Pittsburgh, Pa.: Robert Rawsthorne Eng. Co.) [11] leaves: entirely ill.; 24 x 32 cm. Tableware: Higbee, John B., Glass Co., Bridgeville, PA, USA. (F-8981T) Trade catalog. Page [4]

1904 price list of laboratory glassware and apparatus.
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Whitall Tatum Company, Millville, NJ, USA. 45609 Price list of laboratory glassware and sundries Philadelphia, Pa.: Whitall Tatum Company, 1904. 64 p.: ill.; 25 cm. Whitall Tatum Company Trade catalog. Index, p. 2-3. Laid in: Whitall Tatum Company, Nonsol glass, 1 leaf. Includes laboratory

[Catalog of table glassware].
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Christiania Glasmagasin, Christiania, Norway. 55612 Christiania, Norway: Christiania Glasmagasin, 1916. p. 7-70: ill.; 27 cm. Tableware: Christiania Glasmagasin, Christiania, Norway (F-10011T) Trade catalog. Dated by previous owner. Glassware includes stemware, tumblers, roemers, liquor glasses,

Album de los productos de la fabrica de vidrios huecos, blancos y de color.
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Cifuentes y Pola, Gijon, Spain. 55097 Gijon, Spain: Cifuentes y Pola, [n.d., 189-?] 13 pl., 22 p.: entirely ill.; 26 cm Cifuentes y Pola, Gijon, Spain. Cover title. Trade catalog. 13 plates followed by a 22 page price list bound at end. Clearwater T0658 Includes lighting glassware, pharmaceutical

Mousselinglas Fabrik, Glasmalerei & Glasschleiferei, von A. & W. Schell in Offenburg, Baden.
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A. & W. Schell, Offenburg, Germany. 53887 Offenburg, Germany: A. & W. Schell, [n.d., 1863-1876] 38 plates; 35 cm. Schell, A. & W. Cover title. Trade catalog. Date based on information on p. 66 of: Wetzel "Glas au Offenburg," 1986. Clearwater F0217 Digitized by Boston Photo

[Miscellaneous trade cards, advertisements].
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Stevens & Williams Ltd., Staffordshire, England. 55442 Stourbridge, England: Stevens & Williams, [1891-1896] [14] items.: ill. (some col.); 11 x 14cm- 29 cm. Tableware: Stevens & Williams, Stourbridge, England. (F-158T) Trade catalog. Vases, whiskey jugs, tankards, drinking vessels, ice

Vitraux d'art.
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Felix Gaudin (Firm), Paris, France. 55627 Paris: Felix Gaudin (Firm), [n.d., 1905-1910] [8] p., 24 pl.: chiefly ill.; 22 cm Flat: Gaudin, Felix (Firm), Paris, France. (F-10026F) Cover title. Trade catalog. Felix Gaudin is the successor to Eugene Oudinot. Cover design by E. Grasset. Catalog includes

Fabrica de cristal Juan Giralt Laporta.
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Juan Giralt Laporta (Firm), Cornella de Llobregat (Barcelona), Spain 53102 Botamenes para farmacias Barcelona: Juan Giralt Laporta (Firm), [ca. 1900] [46] leaves: chiefly col. ill.; 19 x 28 cm. Bottles: Laporta, Juan Giralt (Firm), Barcelona, Spain. (F-9589B) Trade catalog. Dated by vendor; date

Fine china, rich cut glass, catalogue no. 10.
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 53466 New York: Higgins & Seiter, 1899-1900. 251 p.: ill., plates (some col.); 13 x 23 cm. Cut glass: Higgins & Seiter, Inc., New York, NY, USA. (F-176C) Index included at the end. Clearwater C0068 Includes mirrors, silver mounted, novelties, gold

Manufacturers of high grade glassware--plain, cut and decorated--for gift shops, florists and table use. Also iron novelties. Private moulds solicited.
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Westmoreland Specialty Company, Grapeville, PA, USA. 55023 Grapeville, Pa.: Westmoreland Specialty Company, 1924. 143, [4] p.: entirely ill.; 24 x 31 cm. Westmoreland Specialty Company Trade catalog. Index in front. One catalog page (p. 3) from a different catalog featuring "Sterling pattern

Memorials in glass and stone.
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Tiffany Studios (New York, N.Y.) 53794 New York: Tiffany Studios, c1913. [61] p.: plates; 22 cm. Tiffany Studios, New York, NY, USA. (F-1531F) Cover title. "This brochure is published as an advertising medium of our ecclesiastical department; to convey in text and illustrations some idea of

[Sketches of etched glass, 1881-1884].
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J. & J. Northwood, Stourbridge, England. 56052 Album Stourbridge: J. & J. Northwood Co., 1881-1884. 17 p.: entirely ill.; 31 cm. Cut glass: Northwood, J. and J., Stourbridge, England. (F-8437C) Title from handwritten note on slip of paper laid in front, "Sketches of etched glass. J. J.

Structure revealed: glass designs by David Dowler.
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Steuben Glass, inc. 41290 New York: Steuben, 1997. 32 p.: col. ill.; 21 x 21 cm. NK5198.D73 Price list laid in. Essay by Thomas Hoving. A copy of this item was received with the Steuben collection. Exhibition, Steuben Gallery, New York, Nov. 3-22, 1997. Gift; Corning Inc.; 2013; 1000138321

[Catalogue].
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O'Hara Glass Co., Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 52752 Pittsburgh, Pa.: O'Hara Glass Co., [ca. 1885] 37, [6] p.: entirely ill. (some col.); 24 x 31 cm. O'Hara Glass Co. Trade catalog. From the collection of Lowell Innes; dated in his publication, Pittsburgh Glass, p. 377, etc. Includes ale and

[Mirrors].
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Maison Pagny (Firm), Paris, France. 45254 [Paris: Maison Pagny, n.d., 1880-1900?] [46] p.: ill.; 16 x 26 cm. Maison Pagny Trade catalog. Spine title, handwritten on applied label. Maison Pagny may be a distributor and not the manufacturing firm. Mounted photographs entirely of mirrors, each

Kunst-Anstalt fur Glasmalerei und Kunstglaserei für Kirchen- und Profanbau.
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Dr. Heinrich Oidtmann (Firm), Linnich, Germany. 53873 Linnich, Germany: Dr. Heinrich Oidtmann & Cie, [ca. 1890] 39 p.: ill. (some col., some fold.); 34 cm. Oidtmann (Firm), Dr. Heinrich Designs for stained glass, including a large number of border patterns. Some designs have been hand colored.

China & cut glass, catalog no. 17.
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 52921 China and cut glass, catalog no. 17 New York: Higgins & Seiter, [1907-1908] 35 p.: ill.; 25 cm. Cut glass: Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA (F-9360C) Trade catalog. Index at end. Cut glass: p. 3-19. "The cut glass is American--the very

Porcelaines, cristaux.
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A La Paix, Paris, France. 55034 Paris: A La Paix, [n.d., 1901-1905?] [30] p.: ill. (some col.); 23 cm. A La Paix Art Nouveau graphic design used in the catalog. Clearwater T0595 Ware consists chiefly of sets of decanters and drinking vessels; also toilet bottles, one punch bowl and one piece of

[Leaded glass for domestic and ecclesiastical work].
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W.J. McPherson (Firm), Boston, MA, USA. 53725 Microfiche header: Decoration. Boston, Mass.: W.J. McPherson (Firm), [1888] (Providence, R.I.: Livermore & Knight) [14] p.; 16 x 25 cm. Flat glass: McPherson, W.J., Boston, MA, USA. (F-186F) Copyright date on front of catalog may possibly be 1858 or

Decorated lamps, shades, globes, gas bulbs, gas shades and cups, opal and colored tableware, parlor lamps--all colors, artistic designs.
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Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company, Coraopolis, PA, USA. 40636 Coraopolis, Pa.: Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company, 1901. 44 p.: col. ill.; 18 cm. Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company, Coraopolis, PA, USA. Trade catalog. "Gone with the wind", hanging hall, library and night lamps, globes

Massachusetts pattern.
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United States Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 54997 Pittsburgh, Pa.: United States Glass Company, [ca. 1898] [16] p.: entirely ill.; 28 x 36 cm. United States Glass Company Trade catalog. Ref.: Welker. "Pressed glass in America." 1985. p. 407. Contents may be difficult to read due to

St. Louis Crystal Glass Co., Munzthal St. Louis, Lorraine, Germany.
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 53236 [General catalog] Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: Cristalleries de Saint Louis, [n.d., 1900-1903] ca. [62] leaves: entirely ill. (some col.); 18 x 28 cm Tableware: Saint Louis, Cristalleries de, Munzthal-Saint Louis, Germany (F-9691T) Cover

Rich cut glass.
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T.B. Clark & Co., Honesdale, PA, USA. 53418 Honesdale, Pa.: T.B. Clark & Co., 1905 (Chicago, Ill.: Binner-Wells Company). 70 p.: ill.; 23 x 30 cm. T.B. Clark & Co., Honesdale, PA, USA. Clearwater C0020 Ware includes punch, whiskey, and water sets, bowls, mayonnaise bowl and plate, boat

Prices current of druggists' glassware, druggists' sundries, and fancy goods.
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Jeremiah Quinlan (Firm), New York, NY, USA. 53319 Jeremiah Quinlan's New York prices current New York, NY: Jeremiah Quinlan (Firm), [ca. 1880?] (New York: Wynkoop & Hallenbeck) 249 p.: ill.; 19 cm. Bottles: Quinlan, Jeremiah, New York, NY, USA. (F-184B) Index, p. 241-249. Jeremiah Quinlan

Whitall, Tatum & Co., manufacturers of druggists', chemists' and perfumers' glassware: manufacturers and jobbers of druggists' sundries.
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Whitall Tatum Company, Millville, NJ, USA. 40612 Price list, 1886 Philadelphia, New York and Boston: Whitall, Tatum & Co., 1886. 148 p.: ill. (some col.); 25 cm. Whitall Tatum Company Trade catalog. Index, p. 2-5. Pages 43-46 in color. Includes colognes, perfumes, mortars and pestles, barber

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