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Communal Drinking Vessel, 1790-1810

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Communal Drinking Vessel, 1790-1810

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Artifact

Drinking vessel

Date Made

1790-1810

Creators

Unknown 

Object ID

59.28.26

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

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Communal Drinking Vessel, 1790-1810

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Side Lever Glass Press, Used by Fostoria Glass Company, 1890-1920

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Side Lever Glass Press, Used by Fostoria Glass Company, 1890-1920

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Artifact

Glass-press

Date Made

1890-1920

Creators

Unknown 

Object ID

82.86.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Made in America

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thehenryford.org

Side Lever Glass Press, Used by Fostoria Glass Company, 1890-1920

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Corning Glass Ribbon Machine, 1928

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Corning Glass Ribbon Machine, 1928

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Artifact

Machine

Date Made

1928

Summary

Design as a discipline is rooted in craft but revealed in industry. Similarly the story of incandescent lamp manufacture begins with craft (the earliest ones offered for sale were exquisite hand-made objects) and ends with mass production. This high output machine (ten bulb blanks a second) was developed by a former glass blower and a mechanical engineer.

Object ID

90.349.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Made in America

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Corning Glass Ribbon Machine, 1928

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What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

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