Pittsburgh's Progress, Industries and Resources, 1886

Pittsburgh's Progress, Industries and Resources, 1886

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...ware and in window glass, which is noted in the accounts of those industries of the city, is shared in by the producers, in Pittsburgh, of stained glass windows. While the term manufacturing has grown to be the general designation of any and all work produced by industrial establishments, and in its primary sense means articles made by hand; it is in the production of stained glass windows more nearly descriptive than in most cases; although it is almost a misnomer of work that is realy morelargely art labor than mechanical work. The stained glass windows of the Cathedral and palaces of Europe, the work of the old masters of three or four centuries since, are renowned among other art treasures of the old world; and it, mayhap, judging from the progress that has been made in Pittsburgh in the past ten years, in the designing and artistic workmanship of stained glass windows, that this product of her workshopslwill bring her fame as well as gain. To-day, Pittsburgh has the largest atelet.r in the State outside of Philadelphia, for the designing of this art production, and most complete workshop for its finished production. Stained and tinted glass for windows has been made at Pittsburgh since 1852, when its manufacture was established by Wm. Nelson, and in 1856 about $10,000 in value of the article was ma/de at his works, giving employment to four workmen. There are to-day three establishments for the production of this article, and the progress has been greater in the workmanship than in the product, although that has increased nearly a thousand per cent., The largest of these establishments, and that mentioned above as the most comprehensive and complete, is that of S. S. MARs1ALL & Co., 62 Cedar avenue, Allegheny city, established in...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777255
  • 9781236777256