Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Glass Patterns

"Pressed glass was fine crystal to the middle-class folks." I say this for a reason and the reason is that glassware was an expensive baggage to buy in the archaic times. Fine crystal could not be afforded by the masses. Sipping wine from a crystal goblet was a privilege availed only by a special 'selected' few. This is where pressed glass came to the forefront. John P. Bakewell is credited for the invention of pressed glass in the year 1825. It was inexpensive and meant for the masses. It was a type of glass that was made by using a technique, where the molten glass was made to dive into a plunger to convert it into a shapely mold. The plunger was used as the tool to produce pressed glass patterns.

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