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

[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

[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,

[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,

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

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

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

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

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

The Rochester Cut Glass Co., office and works, Rochester, Pa.: manufacturers of rich cut glass tumblers, finger bowls, sherbets, champagne and whiskey tumblers, water bottles and cut bar bottles.
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Rochester Cut Glass Co., Rochester, PA, USA. 53542 Manufacturers of rich cut glass tumblers, finger bowls, sherbets, champagne and whiskey tumblers, water bottles and cut bar bottles. Rochester, Pa.: Rochester Cut Glass Co., [n.d., 190-?] 47 p.: ill.; 20 x 27 cm. Cut glass: Rochester Cut Glass Co.,

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.

Preis-Verzeichniss für Hohlglas-Waaren.
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Wilhelm Schiedt (Firm), Leipzig, Germany. 55424 Leipzig: Wilhelm Schiedt (Firm), [189-?] 17 p., 37 plates: ill.; 26 cm. Tableware: Schiedt, Wilhelm, Leipzig, Germany. (F-7352T) Trade catalog. Prices included. Schiedt was not a manufacturer, but a small dealer of glass prior to 1900. Clearwater

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

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

[Cut glass sales catalog] / T.G. Hawkes & Co.
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T.G. Hawkes & Co., Corning, NY, USA, manufacturer. 53448 Grand prize Paris exposition 1889 approximately 171 leaves: entirely illustrated; 25 x 33 cm Cut glass: Hawkes, T.G., Corning, NY, USA (F-2219C) Entirely photographs of rich cut glass. Some leaves have illustrations on both sides. This

[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

Tarif: carafes & bouteilles unies & de fantaisie, carafes demi-cristal gravées & taillées & fantaisies décorees, articles divers pour distillateurs, confiseurs & bouteilles a lait.
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Legras & Cie, Saint Denis, France. 55632 Carafes & bouteilles unies & de fantaisie, carafes demi-cristal gravées & taillées & fantaisies décorees, articles divers pour distillateurs, confiseurs & bouteilles a lait Microfiche header: [Catalog of bottles] Verreries &

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

Exciting... new Cinderella bowl set by Pyrex [advertisement].
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Corning Glass Works. 141130 1 page: color; 34 x 14 cm paper ink print single sided Advertisement features central image of four bowls, in varying sizes, in turquoise and white with butter-print pattern. Two bowls are in turquoise on white and two in white on turquoise. Some text featured as well.

Just in time for Christmas giving... [advertisement]: new Pyrex ware decorator casseroles!
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Corning Glass Works. 141137 New Pyrex ware decorator casseroles! 1 page: color; 34 x 15 cm paper ink print single sided Advertisement features images of various Pyrex casseroles that seem to float above pine bough candle holder. Casseroles include: turquoise snowflake pattern on white casserole;

Now it's Pyrex dinnerware! [advertisement]: never before, dishes so smart, so beautiful with such amazing strength!
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Corning Glass Works. [Life] [1953] 141168 2 pages: color; 36 x 27 cm each paper ink print single sided Advertisement, on two page spread, features dinner table set for four in Flamingo pattern with 22-carat gold bands. Below, on lower right, are images for all four "high-style colors":

New Pyrex gifts [advertisement]: so much beauty... so many uses!
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Corning Glass Works. 141182 So much beauty... so many uses! 1 page: color; 32 x 25 cm paper ink print single sided Advertisement features eight images of various Pyrex gifts. Image on upper left, with title, is of three boxed Pyrex gift sets. Image on upper right corner is of "Kaffee Klatch

Pyrex bakingware in color [advertisement].
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Corning Glass Works. 141103 1 page: color; 36 x 26 cm paper ink print single sided Advertisement features central image of hand lifting lid off flamingo colored covered bowl casserole dish. Image is captioned "Perfect colors for your table". Smaller image, on lower left corner, is of lime

The American art of glass / John La Farge.
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La Farge, John, 1835-1910. 106622 New York: J. J. Little, [n.d., between 1893-1899?] 22 p.; 24 cm. NK5312 Cover title. "To be read in connection with Mr. Louis C. Tiffany's paper in the July number of the 'Forum,' 1893." The papers by Louis C. Tiffany and John La Farge were

Catalogue.
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D.C. Jenkins Glass Company, Kokomo, IN, USA. 111190 D.C. Jenkins Glass Company, Kokomo, IND., U.S.A., manufacturers tableware, stemware, tumblers of all kinds, lantern globes, cups, mugs, beer mugs, egg cups, jelly glasses, glass lip molasses cans, fish globes, display jars, tablet jars, lamp

Gazetteer and business directory of Steuben County, N.Y., for 1868-9 / compiled and published by Hamilton Child.
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Child, Hamilton, b. 1836. 119632 Steuben County Directory, 1868-9 Syracuse: Child, 1868. 267 p. (p. 1-2, [265]-267 advertisements on lining papers), [1] folded map: ill.; 22 cm. F127.S8 Includes index. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. CMGL copy has loose cover and lacks p. 2-6.

[Blue sketchbook] 1900 / F. Carder.
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Carder, Frederick. 119907 Written inside cover: Fredk. Carder, Ivy Villa, Kingswinford, 1900 1900. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 19 x 11 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Blue sketchbook, 1900 Carder sketchbook. Part of the Carder/Steuben collection. This item is in the Frederick Carder papers.

Fine & decorative art at auction.
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Robert C. Eldred Co. 112801 East Dennis, MA: Robert C. Eldred Co., 2009. 48, 49 p.: ill. (some col.); 28 cm. Eldred's December 11, 2009 Auction catalog. Includes price list. Sale no.: FSP09. Includes index. December 11, 2009 Auction CorningDB December 11, 2009 D509647A-0AE1-4A63-BFC8

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