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The Burlington Glass Works 1874

The Burlington Glass Works 1874

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted April, 2004

The Burlington Glass Works 1874

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted October, 2010

Plaque Location

The City of Hamilton
On the northwest corner of
Burlington Street West and Macnab Street North

Coordinates: N 43 16.359 W 79 51.841


Plaque Text

The Burlington Glass Works, formerly situated here, was one of the most important 19th century glass houses in Canada in terms of the variety and quality of its production. From 1874 to about 1897 skilled artisans produced lamps, tablewares and containers. Glass-production techniques included free-blowing, mould-blowing and pressing in a mould. Pot furnaces produces several different types of glass in a wide range of colours. Glasswares were decorated by cutting, painting, sand-blasting, acid-etching and wheel-engraving. Archaeological excavations in 1966 and 1969 established the layout of the works and authenticated and enlarged previous knowledge of its output.



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> Posted March 2, 2012
While working one summer about 40 years ago on the 403 highway, a young surveyor found a very large boulder type hunk of turquoise glass. Could this be from Burlington Glass Works. I have it in my possession now, and am very curious about it. I must say it is very beautiful. If you have any information please contact me at gusfish1@hotmail.com
Gena Yeo

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