| THE NATIONAL AMERICAN GLASS CLUB
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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The Glass Club Bulletin, a biannual publication, is given to the membership which includes more than thirty museums, libraries and other institutions in the United States, Canada and abroad. The Bulletin's editors have consistently brought to their readers leading scholarship in a wide variety of original articles and research, not only about American glass, but on international glass topics from antiquity to the work of contemporary artists.
The current issue of The Glass Club Bulletin, Spring/Summer 2017, Number 231, contains:
The previous issue of The Glass Club Bulletin, Autumn/Winter 2016, Number 230, contained:
- Cover: Mold-blown flask with Masonic decoration. United States, 1815-1817. H:18.9 cm (The Corning Museum of Glass, 60.4.293).The reverse of the flask is shown.
- Gail Bardhan, From the Editor's Desk. About the current issue
- Dwight P. Lanmon, New Publication on the Glass Industry in England from about 1550 to about 1800, a Review. About Michael Nobel's new book Eighteenth Century English Glass and its anteceedents. ills.
- James Measell, Samuel Cox Williams, Founder of Stevens and Williams, a review of Davis Williams-Thomas' book "The Dynasty Builder: The Hidden Diaries of Samuel Cox Williams Founder of Stevens and Williams ill.
- Kim Thompson, "The Corning Museum of Glass Presents the First Major Exhibition Dedicated to Tifffany's Glass Mosaics." The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass; ill. Mural, "The Dream Garden" Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; ill. - Detail of frieze "Jacques Marquette's Expedition," 1895, Marquette Building, Chicago, Illinois
- William R. Powell, Mechanization of the Glass Industry in the Early 20th Century: Key Steps, gather killers, Philip Aborgast, Karl Pieler 's Handbook of Glass Engineering, gob feeders, light bulbs, window glass, glass tubung, National Glass Budget, bottles, cup feeder, paddle feeder, mechanical shears, use of ceramic bowl, plunger, loaf pans, lasagna dishes, fronts of CRT tubes, pots, gobbing feeder, ills. - Keplier's patent drawings for the paddle feeder, ill. - hot glass gob emerging from a gob feeder.
- Gail Bardhan "Our Doors Are Always Open." Rakow Library - all about its contents, ill. - hand colored engraving Un Verrier by Martin Engelbrecht 1730, ill. - cover of Scientific American April 13, 1895 "Manufacturers of Incandscent Light Bulbs," ill - "The Great Double Working Glass Steam Engine FAIRY QUEEN," 1861 ill. - Study for a window. gouache on paper" Tiffany Studios, Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1812, ill - Drawing Nr. 572, Octopus macropus Risso, Leopold Blaschka, (1822-1895) and Rudolph Blaschka (1857-1939) Ink and watercolor on paper 1863-1890
- Dianne Wright, "Chrysler Museum Publishes New Catalog on Its Glass Collection", Vivid illustrations of Chrysler's catalog cover, bowl signed by Ennion, Stourbridge covered jar, leaded opalescent glass fire screen by John LaFarge, glass pyrograph on paper Trace 0114 by Etsuko Ichikawa, April 17, 2014.
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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Our First - The Glass Club Bulletin, No. 1, January 1938
EDITORS OF THE GLASS CLUB BULLETIN
Rt: Pressed cup plate by Pairpoint Glass Co. Sagamore, Massachusetts commemorating NEAGC 50th Anniversary 1983
- Ada J. Danforth 1938 - 1943
- Emma D. King 1944 - 1955
- Ethel Mary Doane 1955 - 1958
- Joseph W. Limric 1958 - 1959
- Louise Draper 1959 - 1963
- Robert Bryden 1963 - 1967
- Dorothy-Lee Jones 1967 - 1973
- Fred Meyer 1973 - 1974
- Paul Hollister 1975 - 1985
- Arlene Palmer Schwind 1985 - 1990
- Eason Eige 1990 - 1993
- Bonnie Bledsoe-Fuchs 1994 - 1998
- Kyle Husfloen - 1999
- Jane Shadel Spillman 1999 - 2015
- Gail Bardhan 2015 -
Members also receive:
Glass Shards is NAGC's illustrated newsletter which is published four times a year.
Past issues of Glass Shards Are Now On Line - Full Copy via the Glass Shards search page.
View the Autumn 2017 Glass Shards - it contains the following articles:
- Kaiser Auction at Jeffrey S. Evans, Sandwich Glass, ills.
- President's Letter from Mary Mills.
- 2018 NAGC Seminar in Portland, Maine May 10–12, 2018.
- Peter O'Rourke, Master Glass Cutter.
- Rakow Research Library at The Corning Museum of Glass. ill. Agricola furnace in color, Carl Fauster
Research Collection on Libbey glass, Bill and
Louise Boggess Collection of photographs,
books and documents relating
to American Brilliant Cut Glass, The
Dorothy Daniel Research Collection, containing patterns from
Freitas' home shop, many with handwritten
notes and instructions for apprentice
cutters, T. G. Hawkes and
Co. Records; and the J. Hoare and Co.
Collectors Manual and Price Guide for Aladdin Lamps, ill.
- Museum of Glass Welcomes Albert Paley. ill.
- “Glass from Belgium” Celebrated in Exhibition, ill.
- Glass Callendar. ills.
- Celebration of American Art at the Morse Museum, Winter Park, Florida, ill
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NAGC Newsletter Editor:
1980 - 1982: John Gotjen, RI
Glass Shards Editors:
1985-1993: Sylvia Applebee Lyon, VA
1994 - present: Alice Saville, Illinois
The National American Glass Club's Membership Directory is published annually solely for the use of the membership. It lists members' names and addresses, officers, local chapters, and, occasionally, a compilation of educational programs for NAGC members and chapters. The current Membership Directory 2017-2018, lists:
- Eleven chapters nationwide.
- By-Laws of the National American Glass Club
- Officers and Directors, Committee Chairs and Appointments
- About The NAGC Web Site
- Membership Dues
- Institutuional Memberships
- The General Membership Listing - Includes a sampling of the diversity of member's interests which includes American
Glass, European Glass, cut glass, depression glass, paperweights, Moser art
glass, sparking lamps and other lighting, bottles and flasks, carnival glass,
commerative and historical glass, Tiffany, salts, Bohemian glass, opaline,
enameled glass, Gillinder, pressed pattern glass, Duncan, cordials and
decanters, ancient through Islamic, Heisey, 18th & 19th c. Anglo-Irish,
buttons, stained leaded glass, salt shakers, glass literature, cranberry glass,
glass dolphins, perfume bottles, vaseline glass, cup plates, children's pressed
glass, Sandwich glass, crackle glass, Dorflinger, Steuben - the list goes
on. Also, members may elect to include their e-mail addresses in the
directory (those desiring to do so, should e-mail the NAGC Membership Chairperson and Directory Editor Mr. John Kohut PA.)
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