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Philadelphia / Kensington / Dyottville Glass Works

Privyprowlerz

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Dec 12, 2015
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I recently purchased an early Swaim's Panacea which I believe may
have been made at the Kensington Glass works. This is a very early embossed
medicine. I recall seeing a newspaper advertisement for this product dated 1828.

It's quite an interesting history. I wasn't aware that it began as the Philadelphia glass
works, became the Kensington glass works and was eventually bought out by Thomas
Dyott.

http://www.manheim1762.org/files/A_brief_history_of_the_Philadelphia_Glass_Works_.pdf


Thanks to Kevin A. Sives for this most excellent article.

Jim
 

andy volkerts

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Jan 10, 2005
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Sacramento, California
Mucho congrats Jim !! That is the quite rare earlyier version of this quack med, and I believe very rare, Is this example Iron Or Open pontiled??.kinda looks open pontiled to me........Andy
 
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Privyprowlerz

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Dec 12, 2015
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Hi Andy,

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These early glassworks, in general, had a short life. before coal became the heat source,
they had to burn hardwoods. the temps were hard to control / maintain. it was also very
dangerous. This led to many glasshouses burning down.

Jim
 

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