The American Cut Glass Industry
By Jane Shadel Spillman
This book presents new information about the late 19th- and early 20th-century cut glass industry. The primary focus is on T.G. Hawkes and Company of Corning, New York, one of the nation's largest makers of glass at the turn of the century, because of the recent discovery of Hawkes's archival materials from the 1880s and 1890s. Among these materials are thousands of letters from customers, suppliers, and tradespeople. The letters shed new light on business conditions and labor practices as well as products of the late 19th century.
- 350 pages; hardcover.
- Published in 1996 by the Antique Collectors' Club and The Corning Museum of Glass.