Ian Simmonds researches and deals in glass made or used in America prior to the Civil War. He is interested in the material culture of early America, including the making, manufacture, marketing and use of glass and other decorative arts.
Ian sells at leading shows and by appointment. He lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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Rapid fire invention - references
Early glass pressing in Sandwich Kirk J. Nelson. The Acorn, Journal of the Sandwich Glass Museum, 1:38-50 (1990).
This article contains the most complete account of Jarves' patent method for making a variety of forms by slumping pressed glass sheets over forms.