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The Meriden Flint Glass Company

The Meriden Flint Glass Company

by Diane Tobin


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Founded in 1876, the Meriden Flint Glass Company produced internationally renowned glass that adorned ornate lanterns, jewelry boxes, vases and many other intricate pieces. Although it was only in operation for a brief time, the company remains an important landmark in Meriden, Connecticut, as well as in the history of the American glassmaking industry. Author Diane Tobin details the history of the company, drawing on extensive sources ranging from local Meriden papers to the personal diary of the company's intrepid leader, Joseph Bourne. Fascinating insights into how the famous glass was made, the role the company played in early labor movements and the growth of Meriden alongside it round out this exciting history of the Meriden Flint Glass Company.

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ISBN-13: 9781609494926
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 11/30/2011
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Diane Tobin attended the University of Hartford and graduated cum laude from Central Connecticut State University in 1989 with a BS in art education, grades pre-K through 12. She taught middle school art and Latin from 2003 to 2011. She is currently pursuing certification to teach elementary and middle school Latin. Over the past five years, she has been invited to speak about the Meriden Flint Glass Company in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. She enjoys giving these talks immensely and loves the opportunity to meet so many interesting and interested people.

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