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Shades of glass : Gaffer Bournique's journey to Indiana / by Ken Humphrey.

Humphrey, Ken, (author.).
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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch 748.2 HUM SHA (Text) 34207002156843 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Dunkirk PL - Dunkirk R 748.2 HUM (Text) 76381000074852 Reference Reserve Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield H 748.2 Humphrey (Text) 31208910515909 archive Reference -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield IC 748.2 Humphrey (Text) 31208910515891 local history & genealogy Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781425968977 :
  • ISBN: 142596897X :
  • Physical Description: 80 pages, 23 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, maps ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : AuthorHouse, [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes 23-page facsimile of "Bournique lighting glassware : Catalogue No. 2, 1913."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Glass in history -- French glass making -- Glass making in America -- Go west young industry -- Gas boom in Kokomo -- Big boys move in -- Glass boom in the gas boom -- 1913 Bournique catalog --Career of Adolphe Bournique Map.
Summary, etc.:
This visually attractive presentation includes over 100 historical photos and documents. It follows the forty year career of a highly skilled American glassworker, Adolphe Bournique. From 1874 until his death in 1913 he, like the glass industry, moved from the New England states, across the Midwest until he founded his own firm in Kokomo, Indiana. The firm's primary product was art glass in sheet form which was used for church windows and the popular Tiffany style lamps. As an aside, Bournique Glass produced high end, molded glass lamp shades. A copy of its 1913 shade catalog is reproduced. During this same period, America was enjoying a period of extraordinary industrial expansion and affluence. The nation's thirst for glass products of all types was unquenchable. In order to produce glass, these plants required huge amounts of fuel to fire the furnaces. For hundreds of years that fuel had been wood and coal. However in 1886, a new fuel, natural gas was discovered in Ohio and Eastern Indiana. Almost instantly the Midwest was transformed from an agrarian economy to an industrial one. Hamlets turned into towns and towns exploded into cities. This book concentrates on how both the gas and glass booms affected Eastern Indiana and particularly Howard County. It is also a study in the personalities involved. Some were robber barons from outside the area. Others were locals who took advantage of the opportunities of the time. Glass enthusiasts, students of industrialization and history buffs will find this book to be an excellent resource. Publisher's marketing.
Subject: Art glass > Indiana > History.
Glass lampshades > Indiana > History > 20th century > Catalogs.
Bournique Glass Co. (Kokomo, Indiana) > Catalogs.
Bournique, Adolphe, 1863-1913.
Gas industry > Indiana > History.

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