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Author Name:    American Cut Glass Association)

Title:   Monroe Cut Glass

Publisher:    American Cut Glass Association, Shreveport, LA, 1980, 

Seller ID:   112071

(American Cut Glass Association). Monroe Cut Glass. (Shreveport, LA : American Cut Glass Association), n.d. [1980s]. Pp (16). Illustrated. Oblong 8vo,illustrated grey stapled card covers, lettered in black. Reproduction of a n undated catalogue. "Before Charles F. Monroe opened a glass shop in Meriden, Connecticut, he worked as designer for the Meriden Flint Glass Company.In this job. he traveled to Europe for the company. In 1B80, Monroe operat ed a glass shop, selling mostly imported glassware. He expanded this to include artist's materials, oil paintings, art goods, decorative vases, art glassware, and a line of bnc-a-brac. He also ottered lessons in china and glass decorating. By 1891, he converted a group of buildings into his glass decorating works. Since the business prospered, he added another five-story building. Not until 1903 did Monroe construct a three-story building for useprimarily as a glass cutting shop. At that time, the company employed over 200 people, including glass cutters (apprentices and masters) and designer s. Carl V. Helmschmied assigned a patented design on May 13. 1902. to the C. F. Monroe Company. No other assignments to the company have appeared in the patent records. The company liquidated about 1916. Monroe became foremanfor the E. Miliar & Company. manufacturers of gas and electrical fixtures. The later company occupied the site until 1923." (Foreword). Very good. 15 .00


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