View Full Version : New book! Portage County Glass

01-16-2009, 06:33 PM
I've finished writing my book about the glass industry of Portage County, Ohio and it's now available for sale. I put around 2 1/2 years of work into it. It's 206 pages, including 48 color pages. There are 45 black and white illustrations and 185 color illustrations. It has 19 chapters. They are:
1: The Mantua Glass Company, (1821) 1822-1829
2: An Unnamed Glassworks, Unknown operation dates.
3: Woodard, Hopkins, and Ladd, (1822) 1823-c. 1837?
4: Parks, Edmonds, and Parks: The Franklin Glassworks, (1824) 1825-1830.
5: Kent, Wells, and Company: The Franklin Glass Company, (1849) 1851-1864
6: Day, Williams, and Company: The Kent Rock Glass Works, 1864-1885
7: The Franklin Glass Company, (1873)
8: The Dithridge and Smith Cut Glass Company, (1892)-1894
9: The New Portage Glassworks, 1823-?
10: The Ravenna Glass Company, Ravenna Rock Glass Works, and Ravenna Glass Works, 1857-1866
11: The Diamond Glass Company, 1867-1889
12: The Crystal Glass Works, 1873-1877
13: The Enterprise Glass Company, 1878-1883, 1887-1888
14: The Ravenna Flint Glass Company, 1882
15: The Crown Flint Glass Company, 1883-1887
16: The United Glass Company, 1889-1891
17: The Eagle Glass Company, 1890-c.1893
18: Whimsies
19: Other Information

I'm selling them for $35.00 plus shipping.


01-16-2009, 06:42 PM
Congratulations, Brian!! It must feel good to be finished after all that work!!
How about free signed copies for all forum members?[:D]

01-16-2009, 06:52 PM
I wish I could give everyone free copies. Here are some free sample pages though [:D] These are Kent and Mantua bottles.


01-16-2009, 06:53 PM
Kent pages


01-16-2009, 06:54 PM
Ravenna flasks


01-16-2009, 07:39 PM
Looks like a great work.

01-16-2009, 10:44 PM
Wow! You should be very proud of that accomplishment. Saving and making history!!

01-21-2009, 11:32 PM
Congratulations Brian! It looks like a great book.Are you going to have a table at the Columbus,Ohio show?

01-23-2009, 12:12 AM
Thanks, everyone.
Doug, I don't plan to have a table at the show, but I will try to attend.