neagc dish 1935 70th anniversary, NAGC

Left: Pressed dish, 3 7/8 in. dia. 1 in. deep, Heisey Glass Co. "SATURN OPTIC", with fired on lettering "The National Early American Glass Club 1935"
Right: Pressed window medallion, 3 1/4 in. dia., commemorating NAGC 70-th Anniversary, Art Reed, Sweetwater Glass, DeLancey, NY


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  • Cover: Cameo scent bottle with fruit. England, Amblecote. Thomas Webb and Sons; probably Jules Barbe (gilding); probably Fridolin Kretschuman (engraving and painting); and probably John Groffe & Son (silver), about 1880-1890. OH: 7.3 cm. The Corning Museum of Glass (2016 2.7 gift of the Enion Society). The front of the bottle decorated with plums, is shown.
  • Gail Bardhan, From The Editor's Desk, About the authors in this issue
  • Gay LeCleire Taylor, A Letter From The President; Blaschkas and The Corning Seminar on Glass; New NAGC web site planning underway; Next seminar to be in Charleston, West Virginia; Gail Bardhan and the upcoming issue of The Glass Club Bulletin;The Nominating Committee
  • Paul Engle, GLASS: A poem by Henry Schoolcraft, 1814. ill. Schoolcraft; ill. Glass note for $1.25 bearing image of Vermont Glassworks at Lake Dunmore; drawn of Farmer's Bank, Troy, New York; ill. Masonic flask - front and back; ill. sample of Schoolcraft's handwritten manuscript Glass
  • Garry L. Fitzpatrick, Fire Insurance Maps and the Study of the Glass Industry: A Personal Memoir and Prospectus for Their Use. Sanborn Map Co.; Hexamer Co.; Rascher Co.; Findlay Window Glass Co.; Author's experience at Library of Congress, Map Division; Chadwyck-Healy, England; Rakow Library fire insurance map holdings; ills. of Corning Glass Works fire insurance map.
  • Francis N. Allen, Sooner or Later . . .; Sooner Glass; Old Hickory Glass; Eunice F. Underwood; Orville C. Hamon; Central Glass Co., of Pocola, Oklahoma; Glynn Underwood; Clifford Underwood; DeWayne Underwood; Marigold Glass Co, Durango, Colorado; Orville Joseph Hamon; Sunset Glass Co.; Burness G. Underwood; Cherokee Glass Co.; Billy Gene Jones; Ozark glass; Arklahoma glass; ill. Sooner Glass Co. Swan Vase; ill. Packing Room, Sooner Glass Co.; U.S. Patent application for Sooner Glass Co.'s Swan Vase
  • John Falconer Byrd, A conversation with Dominick Labino, 6/29/1982; Toledo Museum of Art; Studio Glass Movement; Gunnar Birkerts (p. 24); Bacharach Instrument Co., (p. 26); Owens-Illinois (p. 26); ACL - Applied Color Decoration (p. 27); Randy Bernard (p. 28); asbestos gas masks (p. 29); Libbey-Owens-Ford glass fibers (p.29); NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (p. 29); Johns-Mansville (p. 29); Harvey (Littleton) (p. 30); Toledo Federation of Art Societies (p. 30); Freda Diamond (p. 30); Paul Perrot (p. 30); American Craftsman Council (p.30); Michael Higgins, Frances Higgins (p. 31); Norm Schulman (p. 31); fiberglass manufacture (p. 31); Clayton Bailey (p. 31); Harvey Leafgreen (p.31); Edris Eckhatdt (p.32); Ben Alderson (p.32); Toledo Glass National 1966 (p.32); using glue is "for the birds" (p. 33); sand core glass (p.34); Roman Glass (p. 34); dichoric glass (p. 35); ill. Dominick Labino photo 1962; ill. Emergence 1980; ill. Ionic Structure of Glass -1979; ill. Dominick Labino photo in his studio; ill. Vase ; ill. Footed tumbler - Dominick Labino; ill. Dichoric bowl, Dominick Labino 1969

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    50th anniversary, NAGC Rt: Pressed cup plate by Pairpoint Glass Co. Sagamore, Massachusetts commemorating NEAGC 50th Anniversary 1983

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