Glass Shop

Summary

The Glass Shop was constructed in 1930 to demonstrate the art of glass making as practiced in nineteenth century America. It was modeled after the Boston and Sandwich Glass House, located in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In 2005, the shop was rebuilt, enlarged and updated with modern equipment. Today, our artisans create up to 10,000 pieces of historic and contemporary Studio Glass annually.

The Glass Shop was constructed in 1930 to demonstrate the art of glass making as practiced in nineteenth century America. It was modeled after the Boston and Sandwich Glass House, located in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In 2005, the shop was rebuilt, enlarged and updated with modern equipment. Today, our artisans create up to 10,000 pieces of historic and contemporary Studio Glass annually.

Artifact

Factory (Structure)

Date Made

1931

Creators

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village 

Cutler, Edward James, 1882-1961 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

United States, Massachusetts, Sandwich 

Creator Notes

Constructed in Greenfield Village in 1931; designed by architect Edward J. Cutler in the style of 19th century industrial buildings. Some architectural features are from the original 1825 Sandwich Glass Plant in Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Liberty Craftworks District

Object ID

30.2001.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brick (Clay product)
Wood (Plant material)

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