All About Glass

All About Glass

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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

H.C. Fry Glass Co., manufacturers of blanks, hand-made, blown and pressed.
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H.C. Fry Glass Company, Rochester, PA, USA. 53436 Catalogue of blanks Rochester, Pa.: H.C. Fry Glass Company, [1901-1920] 25 p.: ill.; 23 x 31 cm. Fry, H.C., Glass Company Differs from another catalogue, whose cover and title page titles are identical. The other catalogue is 30 p. of ware. The

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

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

Mt. Washington Glass Co., manufacturers of rich cut and fine blown table ware, colored and ornamental glassware in great variety. Fine decorated vases, shades and globe for gas and oil fixtures, crystal chand's., railroad and electrical goods a specialty.
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Mount Washington Glass Works, New Bedford, MA, USA. 54225 Also known as: [Chandelier catalog] New Bedford, Mass.: Mount Washington Glass Works, [ca. 1887] [9] p.: ill.; 36 x 30 cm. Mount Washington Glass Works Title from cover (or possibly title page). Trade catalog. Company name as printed on

Illustrated catalogue, 1904.
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United States Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 54996 Pittsburgh, Pa.: United States Glass Company, 1904. 142 p.: chiefly ill.; 26 x 40 cm. Rakow Library does not own original catalog. Trade catalog. Includes index. Clearwater T0562 Includes novelties, toys, colognes, show jars, inks,

Garnitures de toilette et articles divers de toilette (tarification). Edition 1916.
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Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, Paris, France. 55052 Paris, France: Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, 1916. 93, [3] p.; 33 cm. 1916 ed. Baccarat, Compagnie des cristalleries de, Paris, France. Trade catalog. Price list for "Garnitures de toilette et articles divers de toilette

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,

Mississippi Glass Co., Mississippi Wire Glass Co.
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Mississippi Glass Company, Saint Louis, MO, USA. Mississippi Wire Glass Company. 56818 Saint Louis: Mississippi Glass Co., [1920-1923?] 32 p.: ill.; 22 cm. F-13956F Catalog is undated; date is estimated by comparison with similar items on f-3491.-- Cover is inscribed: Binswanger & Co., Richmond

Rich cut glass and fine china.
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 53469 Fine china & cut glass Fine china and cut glass New York: Higgins & Seiter, [1902-1903] 245 p.: ill.; 14 x 22 cm. Cut glass: Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. (F-177C) Index included. Clearwater C0071 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in

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

Verrerie de Monthey [catalog].
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Contat & Cie, Monthey, Switzerland. 55101 Monthey, Switzerland: Contat & Cie, [1910] 35 plates: entirely ill.; 30 cm. Contat & Cie, Monthey, Switzerland. Trade catalog. For correlating price list, see: Prix-courant, 1910. Clearwater T0662 Includes drinking vessels, decanters, show jars,

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

Pris-courant over glasvarer fra Hurdal, Biri, Hadeland & Høviks glasværker.
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Christiania Glasmagasin, Christiania, Norway. Høviks glasværk. Hurdal glasværk. Biri glasværk. Hadeland glassverk 55606 Christiania Glasmagasin Christiania, Norway: Christiania Glasmagasin, 1883. 91, [1] p.: ill.; 22 cm. Hurdal, Biri, Hadeland & Høviks glasværker, Christiania, Norway. (F-10005T

Crystall Glas Fabrik, Theresienthal.
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Hütte Theresienthal, Zwiesel, Germany. 55463 Zweiesel, Germany: Theresienthaler Crystall-Glas-Fabrik, [ca. 1840] (Zwiesel: Regensburg) [33] p.: ill.; 30 x 40 cm. Theresienthal, Hütte Cover title. Trade catalog. Line drawings of tableware. Correlates with price list of [ca. 1840], F-8617T (Bib no.

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

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

Formen & Preise von Glaserzeugnissen der Meyr'schen Glasfabriken, Adolf & Leonorenhein in Boehmen.
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Johann Meyr (Firm), Adolf, Bohemia. 53573 Additional title from p. [3]: Brillant geschliffene becher=Bicchieri arruotati brillantati Adolf, Bohemia: Meyr'schen Glasfabriken, [n.d., 1832-1841] (Prague: C. Hennig) [12] p.: ill. (some col.); 25 cm. Meyr, Johann, (Firm) Title from page [1], with

[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

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