Shiny Brite Christmas Tree Ornaments Box, 1944-1946

Summary

When Americans stopped importing hand-blown Christmas ornaments from Germany during World War II, an enterprising importer of German goods named Max Eckardt convinced the Corning Glass Company to mass produce machine-blown bulbs. Eckardt's company decorated and sold many of these bulbs under the name Shiny Brite - a brand that would remain one of Americans' favorites into the 1950s.

When Americans stopped importing hand-blown Christmas ornaments from Germany during World War II, an enterprising importer of German goods named Max Eckardt convinced the Corning Glass Company to mass produce machine-blown bulbs. Eckardt's company decorated and sold many of these bulbs under the name Shiny Brite - a brand that would remain one of Americans' favorites into the 1950s.

Artifact

Packaging

Date Made

1940-1950

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2000.99.37

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cardboard

Color

Green

Dimensions

Height: 2.75 in

Width: 8.75 in

Length: 11.125 in

Inscriptions

SHINY BRITE/REGISTERED/AMERICAN MADE/GLASS CHRISTMAS TREE/ORNAMENTS/FACTORIES/K & W GLASS WORKS, INC./NORTH BERGEN, N.J., WEST NEW YORK, N.J./MAIN OFFICE & DISPLAY ROOMS/MAX ECKARDT & SONS, INC./45 EAST 17TH STREET NEW YORK CITY [top of box lid] 1 DOZEN/SHINY BRITE/GLASS TREE ORNAMENTS/MADE IN U.S.A. [side of box] SHINY BRITE [side of box]

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