All About Glass

All About Glass

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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

Whitall, Tatum & Co., glass manufacturers: druggists, chemists and perfumers glassware, druggists sundries.
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Whitall Tatum Company, Millville, NJ, USA. 40836 Druggists, chemists and perfumers glassware, druggists sundries Price list 1881 Philadelphia and New York: Whitall, Tatum & Co., 1881. 80 p.: ill.; 25 cm. Whitall Tatum Company Trade catalog. Includes stoppers, bottles, moulds for insertion of

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]

Catalogue of blown and rich cut glassware / manufactured by the New England Glass Works, W. L. Libbey & Son, Boston, Mass., U.S.A.
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New England Glass Works, Boston, MA, USA. W. L. Libbey & Son. 53519 Blown and rich cut glassware Boston, Mass.: W. L. Libbey & Son, [1886?] (Boston: Forbes Co.) 2 v. in 1: 16 plates; 24 x 30 cm. New England Glass Works Catalog is not dated, however title page has "June, 1886"

New designs for glass chandeliers, candelabra, brackets, pendants, lanterns, globes &c. for 1869 and '70.
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J. Defries & Sons, London, England. 54292 J. Defries & Sons, manufacturers of crystal, brass, and ormolu chandeliers, brackets, and every description of glass fittings New improved paraffin lamps for... towns, railway stations, manufactories, etc. London: J. Defries & Sons, [1869] 56 p.

Illustrated catalog and price-list: season 1893-1894.
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McKenney & Waterbury Co., Boston, MA, USA. 54212 Season 1893-1894 We light the world: manufacturers of piano, banquet and library lamps, kerosene chandeliers and lamp trimmings Boston, Mass.: McKenney & Waterbury Co., [ca. 1893] 67 p.: ill.; 38 cm. McKenney & Waterbury Co. Trade catalog

Articles divers (illustrations).
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 55391 Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: Cristalleries de Saint Louis, 1908. 2 leaves, 58 plates: ill. (some col.); 28 cm. Tableware: Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. (F-2407T) Trade

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

Éclairage-electricité.
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 54373 Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: Cristalleries de Saint Louis, [ca. 1900] 71 p., plates 450-482, A, B (some col.); 33 cm. Lighting: Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. (F-2401LG)

Oeuvres de René Lalique: Nöel 1933.
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René Lalique et cie, Paris, France. 55247 Nöel 1933 Verreries de René Lalique Paris: [René Lalique et cie, 1933] [15] p.: ill.; 19 cm. Lalique, René, et cie Trade catalog. Includes prices. Includes pieces edged with glass balls, possibly the inspiration for Imperial's "Candlewick.

[Collection des dessins representant exactement les cristaux compris dans le tarif general de Launay, Hautin et Cie, seul depot des manufactures de Baccarat...].
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Launay Hautin & Cie, Paris, France. 55248 Paris: Launay Hautin & Cie, [1840] 53 plates; 40 cm. Launay Hautin & Cie Trade catalog. Miriam Mucha suggests a date of 1839. Clearwater T0805 Includes show jars, goblets, salts, colognes, decanters, vases, candlesticks, candle holders.

Artisti Barovier, Murano (Venezia), Fabbricatori perle, Veneziane-vetri, artistici-lampadari-appliques, riproduzione di musei.
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Barovier & Toso (Firm) Murano, Italy. 53218 Murano: Artisti Barovier, [1900?] 43 p.: entirely ill.; 19 x 29 cm. Lighting: Barovier & Toso (Firm), Murano, Italy. (F-9645LG) Cover title. Trade catalog. Company name printed on catalog as Artisti Barovier. Date may need to be reattributed.

[Catalog no. 3].
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Art Shade Co., Chicago, IL, USA. 57564 Chicago, Ill.: Art Shade Co., [n.d., 1914-1920?] [53] p.: col. ill.; 25 x 31 cm. Art Shade Co., Chicago, IL, USA. Trade catalog. Catalog dated by previous owner. Blue tone prints on paper; all copies of pages in [Catalog no. 1] Includes leaded, bent panel,

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

1894 supplemental price list. Whitall, Tatum & Co. manufacturers of druggists', chemists' and perfumers' glassware, manufacturers, importers and jobbers of druggists' sundries.
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Whitall Tatum Company, Millville, NJ, USA. 52486 Whitall, Tatum & Co. manufacturers of druggists', chemists' and perfumers' glassware, manufacturers, importers and jobbers of druggists' sundries. Supplemental price list Millville, N.J.: Whitall, Tatum & Co., c1894. 28 p.

[Catalogue].
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O'Hara Glass Co., Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 52753 Pittsburgh, Pa.: O'Hara Glass Co., [ca. 1876-1880] 30 p.: entirely ill.; 24 x 31 cm. O'Hara Glass Co. Trade catalog. From the collection of Lowell Innes; dated in his publication: Pittsburgh Glass, p. 376 etc. Factory picture on front

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

[Services de table] (Illustrations).
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 55411 1 unnumbered page, 73 numbered pages: entirely illustrations (some col.); 28 cm Tableware: Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. (F-2406T) Company name is also printed in English on title page as

The Albert Sechrist Mfg. Co.: special designs.
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Albert Sechrist Manufacturing Company, Denver, CO, USA. 40136 Special designs Denver, Colo.: Albert Sechrist Manufacturing Company, [n.d., 1915?] 31 plates: ill.; 37 cm. Albert Sechrist Manufacturing Company, Denver, CO, USA. Trade catalog. Cover title. Dated by previous owner. Loose plates of

Lamp-chimneys.
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Macbeth-Evans Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Cheltenham Press. 54149 Index to lamp-chimneys, 1904 Pittsburgh, Pa.: Macbeth-Evans Glass Company, c1903 (New York: Cheltenham Press) 61 p.: ill.; 15 cm. F-3153LG Cover title. Booklet provides advice on the care of lamps. "Macbeth engraved on

[Era pattern catalog].
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John B. Higbee Glass Co., Bridgeville, PA, USA. 52640 Bridgeville, Pa.: John B. Higbee Glass Co., [1908-1912] (Pittsburgh, Pa.: Robt. Rawsthorne Engraving Co.) [12] p.: entirely ill.; 24 x 32 cm. Tableware: Higbee, John B., Glass Co., Bridgeville, PA, USA. (F-8994T) Trade catalog. Includes sugars,

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.

[Catalog no. 2].
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Art Shade Co., Chicago, IL, USA. 57563 Chicago, Ill.: Art Shade Co., [n.d., 1914-1920] [26] p.: col. ill.; 25 x 31 cm. Art Shade Co., Chicago, IL, USA. Trade catalog. Catalog dated by previous owner. Blue tone prints on paper. Similar to [Catalog no. 1], but generally more complicated designs with

Designs for embossed glass.
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Pilkington Brothers, Ltd., St. Helens, England. 58605 St. Helens, Lancashire: Pilkington Brothers, Ltd., 1904. [2] leaves, [18] leaves of plates: chiefly col. ill.; 24 x 31 cm. Tableware: Pilkington Brothers, Ltd., St. Helens, Lancashire, England. (F-16938T) Cover title. Trade catalog. Date from

Fine china, rich cut glass, catalogue no. 8.
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 56791 New York: Higgins & Seiter, [1897-1898] 198 p.: ill.; 14 x 22 cm. Cut glass: Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA (F-13628C) Trade catalog. Index, p. 194-198. Rich cut glass, sterling silver mounted rich cut glass, Bohemian glass novelties,

[Catalog no. 1].
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Art Shade Co., Chicago, IL, USA. 57562 Chicago, Ill.: Art Shade Co., [n.d., 1914-1916?] (Chicago, Ill.: Stadler Photographing Company) [80] p.: col. ill.; 25 x 33 cm. F-16730LG Trade catalog. Dated by owner of catalog. Hand-colored photographs mounted on canvas, with writing on the back of each

Éclairage-électricité.
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 54372 Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: Cristalleries de Saint Louis, [1883] 32 p., plates 450-475, 480-485 (some col.); 33 cm. Lighting: Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. (F-2400LG)

[Banner pattern catalog].
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John B. Higbee Glass Co., Bridgeville, PA, USA. 52639 John B. Higbee Glass Co., manufacturers of crystal glass tableware, Bridgeville, PA Bridgeville, Pa.: John B. Higbee Glass Co., [1908-1912] (Pittsburgh, Pa.: Robt. Rawsthorne Engraving Co.) [15] p.: entirely ill.; 24 x 32 cm. Tableware: Higbee,

Poetry in crystal: interpretations in crystal of thirty-one new poems by contemporary American poets / by Steuben Glass.
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Steuben Glass, inc. Poetry Society of America. 59401 [New York: Steuben Glass, 1963] 1st ed. 86 p. ill.; 28 cm. Steuben Archive A collaboration with the Poetry Society of America. Biographical sketches of the poets and the artists: p. 77-86. A copy of this item was received with the Steuben

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

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