The Berkshire Glass Works

The Berkshire Glass Works

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The purity of the sand found in Northern Berkshire County provided resources for over fifty years of glassmaking for regular windows and stained glass windows in the rural landscape of western Massachusetts. From its first cylinders blown in November 1853 the demand for the Berkshire Glass Company's work grew exponentially until they were producing 3, 000 feet of glass by 1855. As the Civil War raged, the company suffered along with the country, but came out of the strife stronger than ever. Join authors Julie L. Sloan and William J. Patriquin as they reveal the inner workings of the Berkshire Glass Company and the intricate stained glass born of Berkshire glass.Berkshire. glass found its way most commonly into windows from Boston stained- glass studios in the 1870s. When the rage for opalescent windows (those made with milky-looking glass) began in about 1880, leading to a skyrocketing demand anbsp;...

Title:The Berkshire Glass Works
Author:William J. Patriquin, Julie L. Sloan
Publisher:The History Press - 2011


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