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Selected examples from our Glass Archives

From time to time we will show you some examples of the hundreds of books, pictures, postcards, pamphlets, and other glass-related items we have collected over the years.

Here are some of our favorites from our glass collections

1800's runaway glass blower ad
This advertisement originally appeared in a midwest U.S. newspaper in the early 1800's.

A penny bought a lot more in those days, but it still doesn't seem like much of an incentive to catch either of these runaway apprentice glass blowers!

Fractional note from Williamsport Glassworks

This fractional currency note from the Williamsport Glassworks comes from the days before there was a standardized, regulated National Banking system - when many companies issued their own money!

 Antique woodcut engraving glass blowing

Hand-colored antique woodcut engraving from the 1800's

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Notgeld note - gaffers pulling glass tubes

This German Notgeld note from the early 20th century features two glassblowers pulling a glass tube.

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