Edward Drummond Libbey, American Glassmaker

Edward Drummond Libbey, American Glassmaker

by Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr.
     
 

Edward Drummond Libbey was a glassmaker, industrialist, artist, innovator and art collector. Both practical and creative, he forever changed the glass industry with the automatic bottle-making machine and automatic sheet glass machine. This work examines the long career of Libbey, particularly his innovation of American flint cut glass, his contributions to the

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Overview

Edward Drummond Libbey was a glassmaker, industrialist, artist, innovator and art collector. Both practical and creative, he forever changed the glass industry with the automatic bottle-making machine and automatic sheet glass machine. This work examines the long career of Libbey, particularly his innovation of American flint cut glass, his contributions to the middle-class American table through affordable glassware, and his enormous art glass and painting collections, which eventually formed the basis for the Toledo Museum of Art's collection. Libbey single-handedly revolutionized glassmaking, a craft which had gone virtually unchanged for 2000 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786463350
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/17/2011
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr., an international expert in operations management, manufacturing and globalization, is the author of numerous books on American industrial history, American capitalism and notable business leaders.

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