|Jean Sutherland Melvin "American
Glass Paperweights and Their Makers, Revised and Enlarged Edition"
Subtitled: "A story of glass-paperweight craftsmen
of the United States, their processes, and their products"
This is the second of two editions of the only book
devoted to 20th Century American Glass paperweights. No other book
covers the subject as thoroughly. Most books on glass paperweights
completely ignore most of the glass artists included in this book.
The unique qualities of each weight maker are identified and portrayed
in the photographs and descriptions. The names of the makers, and
their families, and dates of production are included to aid in identification.
A must have book for collectors of American paperweights.
287 pages plus 20 full color pages featuring 200 weights
(307 pages in all). Over 150 black and white photographs and drawings.
7 1/4" by 10 1/4". 1970.
Note on Paperweight Identification
Facts about Paperweights
Lester S. Cunningham, Big Pine Key, FL
John Degenhart, William Degenhart, Cambridge, Ohio
Carl Erickson, Bremen, Ohio
Peter Gentile, John and Gertrude Gentile, Star City, WV
O.C. Hamon, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Robert Hamon, Scott Depot, WV
Kent F. Ipsen, Northbrook, Illinois
John, Joseph, Frank, and Henry Kreutz, Riverhead, New York
Dominick Labino, Grand Rapids, Ohio
Emil Larson, Vineland, New Jersey
Harvey K. Littleton, Verona, Wisconsin
Adolph "Otto" Mach, Vineland, NJ
Tom Mosser, Cambridge Ohio
Edward Rithner, Wellsburg, West Virginia
Joseph, Edward, and Robert St. Clair, Elwood, Indiana
Joseph Zimmerman and Gene Baxley, Corydon, Indiana
Joseph S. Barker, Newark, Delaware
William F. Breeden, Elmer, New Jersey
A.F. Carpenter, Pasadena, California
Harold Hacker and Associates, Buena Park, California
Ronald Hansen, Mackinaw City, Michigan
William J. Iorio, Flemington, NJ
Charles Kaziun, Brockton, Massachusetts
Francis Dyer Whittemore, Jr., Lansdale,PA
The Dependent Pot Workers
Customs of Former Years
Click on the picture to see a color page from the book.