Side Arm Press

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Side Arm Press
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Overall H: 201 cm, W: 120 cm, D: 75 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Debra Ortello in loving memory of her husband, Vincent Ortello
Primary Description: 
Metal; side arm press probably used in New England. Using a press like this and a simple mold, two men could turn out about 100 tumblers in an hour.
Ortello, Debra (Mrs. Vincent), Former Collection
Glass: A Short History (Smithsonian Books edition) (2012) illustrated, p. 94; BIB# 130360
Glass: A Short History (The British Museum edition) (2012) illustrated, p. 94; BIB# 135965
The 2012 Portland Vase Project: Recreation of a Masterpiece (2012) illustrated, p. 70, top glass cone model, p. 70, bottom; BIB# 131722
Side Arm Press (family) (2011)BIB# 134359