All About Glass

All About Glass

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Portable electric lamps.
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Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 40870 Pittsburgh, Pa.: Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, [n.d., 1921] 67 p.: col. ill.; 27 cm. Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company Cover title. Trade catalog. Index, p. 2. Accompanied by: Electric portable price list,

Tarif des produits de Familleureux, 1888.
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Verreries Réunies, S.A., Familleureux, Belgium. 55571 Familleureux, Belgium: S.A. Verreries Reunies, 1888-[1936?] (Bruxelles: E.M. Rossel) [ca. 115] leaves: ill.; 37 cm. Verreries Réunies, S.A. Trade catalog. Hand-created catalog of cut and pasted printed catalog illustrations with blank spaces.

Rich cut glass.
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F.B. Tinker (Firm), Chicago, IL, USA. Empire Cut Glass Company. Krantz, Smith & Co. Inc. 56664 Chicago: F.B. Tinker, [1910-1920] 45 p.: ill.; 29 x 39 cm. Cut glass: Tinker, F. B., Chicago, IL, USA (F-12919C) Trade catalog. Catalog apparently asembled over time by F.B. Tinker who was a Western

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

Steuben Glass for men.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. 54958 New York: Steuben Glass, 1954. 25 p.: ill.; 27 cm. Steuben Archives Frontis.: The explorers. Other copies exist with Gump's, San Francisco, CA; Hall's, Kansas City, MO; J. B. Hudson Co., Minneapolis, MN; Jaccard's, Clayton, MO; Kaufmann&

Über antike Glasmosaik / herausgegeben von H. Frhr. Menu von Minutoli und Martin Heinrich Klaproth.
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Minutoli, Johann Heinrich Carl von, 1772-1846. Klaproth, M. H. (Martin Heinrich), 1743-1817. 40753 Ueber antike Glas-Mosaik Berlin: Maurerschen Buchhandlung, 1815. 22 p., 2 plates: ill. (1 col.); 32 cm. NK5107 Includes bibliographical references. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in April 2012.

[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,

Glassware: our catalogue for 1897.
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Pitkin & Brooks, Chicago, IL, USA. 52896 Our catalogue for 1897 Chicago, Ill.: Pitkin & Brooks, 1897. 102 p.: chiefly ill.; 17 x 23 cm. Tableware: Pitkin & Brooks, Chicago, IL, USA (F-9332T) Cover title. Trade catalog. Table of contents and index, p. 1. Prices listed. Includes pressed,

F. & C. Osler / manufacturers of glass chandeliers and table glass.
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F. & C. Osler (Firm), Birmingham, England. 54341 Manufacturers of glass chandeliers and table glass Birmingham, England: F. & C. Osler, [ca. 1900] 12 col. plates (+ 4 original drawings): ill.; 37 cm. Osler, F. & C. Trade catalog. Lighting ware no. 21500-21545, and 2842. Clearwater

Macbeth "Pearl Glass" and "Pearl Top" lamp glasses: catalogue no. 78.
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Macbeth-Evans Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 54152 Pittsburgh, Pa.: Macbeth-Evans Glass Company, [n.d., 1905-1920?] 108 p.: ill.; 20 cm. F-3130LG Includes an index which tells what lamps and burners each chimney is for. Clearwater LG0139 Catalog is in poor condition with many loose and

Our 1905 showing of rich cut glass.
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C.G. Alford & Co., New York, NY, USA. 53402 1905 showing of rich cut glass New York: C. G. Alford & Co., Inc., 1904. 56 p.: ill.; 17 x 27 cm. Alford, C.G., & Co. Factory is located in Honesdale, PA. Clearwater C0002 Includes mirrors. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010.

[Sales catalog of pressed glass].
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O'Hara Glass Co., Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 54917 Pittsburgh, Pa.: O'Hara Glass Co., [n.d., between 1875-1890] (Pittsburgh: Armor Lithographing Co., Ltd.) 4 p.: chiefly ill.; 45 cm. O'Hara Glass Co Trade catalog. Only numbered patterns included. "Hand" knob shown on No. 17

Enclosing globes.
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Gleason-Tiebout Glass Co., Brooklyn, NY, USA. 52720 Brooklyn, N.Y.: Gleason-Tiebout Glass Co., [192-] 16 p.: ill.; 26 cm. Gleason-Tiebout Glass Co. Trade catalog. Index, p. 16. Features plain and decorated Polycase enclosing globes, also Celestialite. "Polycase, as the name implies, is an

Observations sur le vase qu'on conservait à Gênes sous le nom de sacro catino et sur la note publiée sur ce vase par M. Millin / par Le chevr. Bossi.
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Bossi, Luigi, 1758-1835. Millin, A. L. (Aubin Louis), 1759-1818. 45182 Turin: [s.n.], 1807. (Jean Giossi) xxiv, 234 p., 2 p. of plates; 21 cm. NK5107 "Avec des recherches, et des dissertations sur l'émeraude des anciens, sur l'art de la verrerie chez les égyptiens, les grecs et les

A distinctive line of cut glass.
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T.B. Clark & Co., Honesdale, PA, USA. 53415 Honesdale, Pa.: T.B. Clark & Co., [ca. 1908] 32 p.: ill.; 23 cm. T.B. Clark & Co., Honesdale, PA, USA. Cover title. 1908 is penciled-in date. Includes prices. Clearwater C0017 Ware includes bowls, footed bowls, sugar and cream sets, nappies,

Villeroy & Boch Kristalfabrik Wadgassen.
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Villeroy & Boch, Wadgassen, Germany. 52730 Wadgassen: Villeroy & Boch, [1931] [ca. 71] p.: ill., map; 16 x 22 cm. Villeroy & Boch Cover title. Trade catalog. Includes prices. There are two different versions of page 15 included. Primarily stemware, goblets, decanters, roemers.

Hawkes crystal: cut, engraved and embellished in gold, silver and enamel.
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T.G. Hawkes & Co., Corning, NY, USA. 56182 Corning, N.Y.: T. G. Hawkes & Co., c1917 (Cincinnati, Ohio: Procter & Collier Press) 39 p.: ill.; 16 x 18 cm. Cut glass: Hawkes, T.G., & Co., Corning, NY, USA (F-11431C) Table of contents, p. 38. "A little book picturing and describing

General catalogue.
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John B. Higbee Glass Co., Bridgeville, PA, USA, manufacturer. 52635 Also on cover: HIG: the mark of quality 64 numbered pages: illustrations; 24 x 32 cm Tableware: Higbee, John B., Glass Co., Bridgeville, PA, USA. (F-8974T) Cover title. Includes the following patterns: Colonial, Gala, Iris, and

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

Illustrated catalogue and price list.
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H.C. Fox & Sons, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 56786 Philadelphia, Pa.: H.C. Fox & Sons, [n.d., 1905-1910] 53 p.: ill.; 18 cm. Bottles: Fox, H.C., & Sons, Philadelphia, PA, USA. (F-13623B) Catalog is undated; must be after incorporation of firm in 1904. Includes prices. Clearwater B0015 Ware

[Sales catalogue].
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Robinson, Skinner & Co., Ltd., Warrington, England. 55383 Warrington, England: Robinson, Skinner & Co., Ltd., [1870-1900] 49 p.: ill.; 31 cm. Tableware: Robinson, Skinner & Co., Ltd., Warrington, England. (F-152T) Cover title. Trade catalog. Includes index. "Mersey Flint Glass

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)

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

E.P. Gleason Manufacturing Co., manufacturers of patent lever argands, all kinds of brass and iron gas burners, street and fancy lanterns, etched, cut, opal, sandblast and fancy colored globes for gas or electric light...
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E.P. Gleason Manufacturing Co., Brooklyn, NY, USA. E.P. Gleason Manufacturing Co. 53038 Brooklyn, N.Y.: E.P. Gleason Manufacturing Co., 1887. 10th ed. 298, [2] p.: ill. (some col.); 24 cm. Lighting: E.P. Gleason Manufacturing Co., New York, NY, USA. (F-3799LG) Trade catalog. Includes index. P. 270

The art of Steuben.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. 52520 New York: Steuben Glass, 1972. [91] p.: ill.; 28 cm. NK5112.9.S7 Limited edition booklet. 43 engraved "collector's pieces." Accompanied by price list dated Autumn 1972. List of public and private collections included at end. A copy of this

[Photographic catalog of glassware].
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René Lalique et cie, Paris, France. 55240 Paris: René Lalique et cie, [1922-1931] 4 v. (290, 272, 294, 155 photos): ill.; 34 cm. Lalique, René et cie Trade catalog. Original photographs, variously dated 1922-1931, arranged by type of ware. Apparently the predecessor to 1932 catalog. Copy of

[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

Rapport du Jury central sur les produits de l'industrie française / présenté à S.E.M. le comte Decazes; rédigé par M.L. Costaz.
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Costaz, Louis, baron, 1767-1842. Exposition des produits de l'industrie française (5th: 1819: Paris, France). Jury central. 51561 Binder's spine title, c. 2: Exposition de 1819: industrie française Paris: Imp. royale, 1819. xxiv, 492 p.; 22 cm. T799 1819 Includes index. C. 1 digitized

Carl Zeiss Optische Werkstaette Jena: microscopes and microscopic accessories.
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Carl Zeiss (Firm: 1846), Jena, Germany. 41239 Microscopes and microscopic accessories Jena: Carl Zeiss (Firm: 1846), 1902. 135 p.: ill.; 27 cm. 32nd ed. Zeiss, Carl (Firm), Jena, Germany. Trade catalog. Index, p. 133-135. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in August 2010. Accompanied by letter dated

Éclairage.
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 54371 Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: Cristalleries de Saint Louis, 1905. 80 p.: ill. (some col.); 31 cm. Lighting: Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. (F-2403LG) Trade catalog.

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