Blog - Special role of glass knobs

Pressed glass knobs play a special role in glass history. They were among the earliest machine-pressed objects, and subject of a U.S. patent as early as 1825.

A Glance at Glass Knobs
Letitia Hart Alexander.
The Magazine Antiques, May 1928, pp. 393-394.
An early study of glass knobs.
The Case of the Pressed Glass Knobs
Helen McKearin.
The Magazine Antiques, August 1951, pp. 118-120.
An account of the 1829 legal complaint by Whitney and Robinson of the New England Glass Company against the Union Glass Company of Philadelphia.
The role of Glass Knobs in Glassmaking and Furniture
Kenneth M Wilson and Kirk J Nelson.
The Magazine Antiques, May 1996, pp. 750-759.
An up-to-date survey of the subject.