Dreams of Glass
The Story of William McLaughlin and His Glass Company
by Fred Padgett
256 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", softbound (1996)
- Relive William McLaughlin's early years as a child apprentice in Bob
Good's factory in Valverde, Colorado before the turn of the century.
- Join young William as he traveled across the United States both as a
vacationing tourist and as a working glassblower in the early 1900's.
- Witness the unusual series of events that caused William McLaughlin to
leave the glass industry and rejoin it, becoming a major force as a glass
manufacturer for 40 years.
- 63 pages of Mr. McLaughlin's anecdotes edited into chronological order.
- Over 150 half tone photographs of family, factories, items manufactured
and people involved.
- Over 50 pages of patent information, advertising, drawings and exhibits.
- 25 page insulator identification chart.
- Discussions of bottles, insulators, juice reamers, lighting fixtures,
largeware, and the McLaughlin commemorative insulators.
- 4 color process insert of colorful McLaughlin glass.
- $39.00 postpaid (U.S.)
- $42.00 postpaid (Canada)
- Send check to:
2327 E. Goshen Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720
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