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"The Marsden Glassworks opened in the early 1920's. It was started by John E. Marsden formerly of the Liberty Cut Glass Company of Egg Harbor, New Jersey. The company at Ambler [in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania] produced a variety of products including tableware, laboratory glass, automobile headlight glass, and utilitarian wares.
"The company was one of the first to perfect a method of cutting glass by machine. To date no identifiable pieces of Marsden cut glass have been found.
"Marsden's kitchen glassware was quite unique and was widely marketed during the depression era. It was marketed under a number of names including Tufglas, Sanitary, and Kold or Hot."
Quoted text from: Wissahickon Valley Historical Society. Museum display. Viewed December 8, 2011.
This collection contains about 50 technical drawings for glass manufacturing equipment created by the J. E. Marsden Glassworks.
Some materials donated; some on loan from Frank Russo, Jr.
- Wissahickon Valley Historical Society
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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