I know many of you who are members of this egroup are interested in Victorian glass and pattern glass. The National Greentown Glass Association is just announcing the completion of a comprehensive book on Greentown and Greentown-related glass.
Iâ€™ve been involved with glass history research since the early 1970s and with numerous books on glass, and I can tell you that this is one SUPER book! Youâ€™ll learn about the nature of glassmaking, industry terminology, Jacob Rosenthal, and, of course, just about everything there is to know about Greentown glass and Greentown-related glass! Itâ€™s all there ... the patterns (from Austrian to Wild Rose) ... the transparent and opaque colors (from amber and Chocolate to Golden Agate and the ultra-rare Rose Agate) ... plus a wealth of information about related manufacturers McKee and Royal.
Below are excerpts from a press release just issued by the National Greentown Glass Association regarding this great new publication on Greentown glass:
(Greentown, Ind., June 1, 2005). The National Greentown Glass Association (NGGA) has just published "Greentown Glass: A Collectorâ€™s Guide." This 224-page publication pictures more than 1000 pieces of Greentown glass in full color and provides a detailed history of the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet glass factory that flourished in the Howard County town from 1894 to 1903.
â€śMany years of research by numerous people went into this project,â€ť said book editor James Measell. â€śNo other publication has ever offered this depth of information or such a wide variety of photos. This volume will be the definitive book on Greentown glass for many, many years to come.â€ť
"Greentown Glass: A Collectorâ€™s Guide" is available from the National Greentown Glass Association, Box 107, Greentown, IN 46936. for $34.95 plus $3.85 for shipping/handling (Indiana residents add $2.10 sales tax). Order now, and books will be shipped right after the NGGAâ€™s annual meeting on June 10-11, 2005. [added note: for international orders, go to the NGGA web site www.greentownglass.org
and query the webmaster regarding method of payment and shipping charges].
â€śThere are chapters on the history of the plant and how the colors such as Chocolate glass and Golden Agate glass were made,â€ť said NGGA Book Committee co-chairman Gary Buckley. â€śOther chapters discuss the interesting glass patterns and novelty items. The NGGA is very proud of this publication, and all the proceeds from its sale will benefit our organizationâ€™s projects.â€ť
Founded in 1974, the National Greentown Glass Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, dedicated to research and education on the history of â€śGreentown glass,â€ť products of the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Co. and related manufacturers, 1894-1903.