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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Glassware

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
4.89 Cubic feet (consisting of 10.5 boxes, 2 folders, 5 oversize folders, 2 map case folders.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Business cards
Publications
Trade catalogs
Advertisements
Sales catalogs
Business letters
Printed materials
Receipts
Printed material
Invoices
Illustrations
Business ephemera
Letterheads
Design patents
Advertising mail
Patents
Print advertising
Catalogs
Sales records
Advertising
Trade cards
Advertising fliers
Periodicals
Catalogues
Manufacturers' catalogs
Advertising cards
Commercial correspondence
Ephemera
Printed ephemera
Manuals
Reports
Commercial catalogs
Trade literature
Sales letters
Legal documents
Correspondence
Mail order catalogs
Date:
1804-1967
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Glassware forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
Covers glassware in its many forms and application including in building design and sculpture, both as a structural and an aesthetic component, in lighting, in art as a medium and as a method to protect and display art (picture frames, cases, etcetera.), in industry (insulators, electronics), in transportation (lighthouses, railroad signal glasses, headlamps), and in science with medical and lab supplies and instruments, and equipment such as telescopes. Daily and practical use consumer products feature prominently in the form of household and decorative goods (jarring, canning, dish and serving ware, daily and special use), windows, lamps and lighting, storage of liquids and solids, including detergents, medicine storage, plus beverages and foodstuffs, and cleaning of glass. Colored, ornamental, ground, etched, leaded, stained, and mosaic glasswork related material appears sporadically. China and other ceramic and pottery breakable wear is sometimes categorized along with clear, cut, opaque, and colored glass. Related aspects, such as stoppers, are also included.

Collection materials represent a sampling of businesses and products. The Patent and Design folder has numerous submission summaries, along with schematics, some hand drawn, and a few blueprints, mostly related to bottle design. A limited amount of industry publications and union documents are present, especially for the Glass Workers.
Arrangement:
Glassware is arranged in three subseries.

Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre

Subject
Partial List of Companies in the Oversize Materials:
Oversize materials include, but are not limited to the following companies:

Averbeck, M.J., New York, NY

Cleveland Glass Works, Cleveland, NY

Cold Spring Distilling Company Cincinatti, OH

Craft House Williamsburg Restoration, Inc. Williamsburg, VA

Cullen & Newman Knoxville, TN

French, Richards, and Company Philadelphia, PA

Glassware: Union Wages and Rules

Jones, Thomas New York, NY

Libby Owens Ford Class Company Manufacturers of Safety Glass Location unknown

Metropolitan Plate Glass Insurance Company New York, NY

Morgantown, WV

New Jersey Plate Glass Insurance Company Newark, NJ

New York Plate Glass Insurance Company New York, NY

Seneca Glass Company

Smalley, A.G. and Company Boston, MA

Woods, Sherwood and Company Lowell, MA
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Glassware is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Glass artists  Search this
Stained glass artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Stained glass artists  Search this
Topic:
Glass manufacture  Search this
Glassware  Search this
Glassware -- Catalogs  Search this
Glass art -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Consumer goods -- Catalogs  Search this
Mail-order business -- Catalogs  Search this
Retail trade  Search this
Sales promotion  Search this
Trade associations  Search this
advertising -- Business ephemera  Search this
Mosaics  Search this
Etching -- Technique  Search this
Windows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Business cards
Publications -- Business
Trade catalogs
Advertisements
Sales catalogs
Business letters
Printed materials
Receipts
Printed material
Invoices
Illustrations
Business ephemera
Letterheads
Design patents
Advertising mail
Patents
Print advertising
Catalogs
Sales records
Advertising
Trade cards
Advertising fliers
Periodicals
Catalogues
Manufacturers' catalogs
Advertising cards
Commercial correspondence
Ephemera
Printed ephemera
Manuals
Reports
Commercial catalogs
Publications
Trade literature
Sales letters
Legal documents
Correspondence
Mail order catalogs
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Glassware, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Glassware
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Glassware
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-glassware
Online Media:

Worsted Test for Color Blindness

Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 6 in; 8.89 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
Chart, Testing, Eye
Other Terms:
Chart, Testing, Eye; Medicine
Date made:
ca 1882
ID Number:
MG.180636
Catalog number:
180636
Accession number:
0000000
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-6ad0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_726375
Online Media:

Holmgren's Test for Color Blindness

Used at:
Cornell University  Search this
Physical Description:
yarn (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10.8 cm x 31.2 cm x 12.5 cm; 4 1/4 in x 12 5/16 in x 4 15/16 in
Object Name:
Test, Colorblindness
colorblindness test
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Associated Place:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Credit Line:
Cornell University Department of Psychology
ID Number:
MG.300427.170
Catalog number:
300427.170
Accession number:
300427
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-bb1d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1286918

Federal railroad signal mechanism

Maker:
Union Switch and Signal Company  Search this
Object Name:
Switch, Signal?
signal switch
Credit Line:
from the American Railway Association
ID Number:
EM.308376
Catalog number:
308376
Accession number:
83893
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-42e6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713321

globe, railroad signal

Physical Description:
cased (joint piece production method/technique)
"colorless" (overall color)
monochrome, green (internal surface decoration color name)
glass, transparent (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/8 in x 3 7/8 in; 13.0175 cm x 9.8425 cm
Object Name:
Shade
globe, railroad signal
Object Type:
shade
Place made:
United States
Credit Line:
Macbeth-Evans Glass Co.
ID Number:
CE.907
Catalog number:
907
Accession number:
58571
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-1f00-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_590732

globe, railroad signal

Physical Description:
"colorless" (overall color)
glass, transparent (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 3/8 in x 4 5/8 in; 13.6525 cm x 11.7475 cm
Object Name:
Globe, Railroad Signal
globe, railroad signal
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Charleroi
Credit Line:
Macbeth-Evans Glass Co.
ID Number:
CE.908
Catalog number:
908
Accession number:
58571
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-1738-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_591061
Online Media:

Stimson Reflector

Maker:
Stimson Reflector Company  Search this
Physical Description:
leather (overall material)
plastic (reflector material)
Measurements:
overall: 13.5 cm x 5.5 cm x .375 cm; 5 5/16 in x 2 3/16 in x 1/8 in
reflector: 5 cm; 1 15/16 in
Object Name:
reflector
Date made:
ca 1935
Credit Line:
Gift of Gordon W. Bowie and Mary Stimson Bowie
ID Number:
1997.0243.30
Catalog number:
1997.0243.30
Accession number:
1997.0243
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
Transportation
Road Transportation
Exhibition:
America On The Move
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-feda-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1316860

lantern, railroad

Object Name:
Lantern, Railroad
Other Terms:
Lantern, Railroad; Railroad; Signaling
Credit Line:
Amalie Adler Ascher
ID Number:
1989.0745.43
Catalog number:
1989.0745.43
Accession number:
1989.0745
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-6a83-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1093841

lantern, railroad

Object Name:
Lantern, Railroad
Other Terms:
Lantern, Railroad; Railroad; Signaling
ID Number:
1989.0745.45
Catalog number:
1989.0745.45
Accession number:
1989.0745
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-6a85-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1093843

lantern, railroad

Object Name:
Lantern, Railroad
Other Terms:
Lantern, Railroad; Railroad; Signaling
ID Number:
1989.0745.46
Catalog number:
1989.0745.46
Accession number:
1989.0745
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-6a86-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1093844

accessories

Physical Description:
wood (crate material)
Object Name:
Accessories
accessories, railroad signal
Object Type:
accessories
Other Terms:
Accessories; Rail; Railroad Signal
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN79616Z04
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-84c2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_842003

patent model, railroad switch signal

Inventor:
Efner, Henry A.  Search this
Boynton, Charles  Search this
Object Name:
patent model, railroad switch signal
Other Terms:
patent model, railroad switch signal; patent model, switch signal; Railroad; Signal
Associated place:
Japan
United States: Michigan, Marshall
Date made:
ca 1870
Associated dates:
1870 02 22 / 1870 02 22
Patent date:
1870-02-22
ID Number:
TR.309328
Accession number:
89797
Catalog number:
309328
Patent number:
100,018
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-01fe-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1062939

patent model, railroad signal

Measurements:
average spatial: 5 1/2 in x 8 in x 11 7/8 in; 13.97 cm x 20.32 cm x 30.1625 cm
average spatial: 14.5 cm x 20.3 cm x 30 cm; 5 11/16 in x 8 in x 11 13/16 in
Object Name:
Patent Model, Railroad Signal
Other Terms:
Patent Model, Railroad Signal; Railroad; Signal
Date made:
ca 1876
Associated dates:
1876 08 22 / 1876 08 22
1876 08 22 / 1876 08 22
ID Number:
TR.308938
Accession number:
89797
Catalog number:
308938
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-e7ba-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1158740

patent model, railroad signal

Inventor:
Miller, Abraham S.  Search this
Object Name:
patent model, railroad signal
Other Terms:
patent model, railroad signal; signal, electromagnetic; Rail
Associated place:
United States: Ohio, Zanesville
Date made:
ca 1867
Patent date:
1867-12-10
ID Number:
TR.309222
Catalog number:
309222
Patent number:
71,896
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-7645-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_843300

Patent 89,308

Inventor:
Hall, Thomas S.  Search this
Object Name:
patent model, railroad signal, electric
Other Terms:
patent model, railroad signal, electric; signal, electric; Rail
Associated place:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
ca1869
Patent date:
1869-04-27
ID Number:
TR.309220
Catalog number:
309220
Patent number:
89,308
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-764a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_843306

Railroad Track Signal

Used by:
New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company  Search this
Maker:
Union Switch and Signal Company  Search this
Object Name:
Railroad Signal
Other Terms:
Railroad Signal; Rail
Credit Line:
American Railway Association, Signal Section
ID Number:
TR.308317
Catalog number:
308317
Accession number:
71800
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-4fa4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_843321

Hall signal

Object Name:
Railroad Signal
Other Terms:
Signal; Railroad Signal; Rail
ID Number:
TR.323346
Catalog number:
323346
Accession number:
254109
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-826e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_843670

[Trade catalogs from Standard Railroad Signal Co.]

Variant company name:
Chicago, IL  Search this
Company Name:
Standard Railroad Signal Co.  Search this
Notes content:
railroad signaling and interlocking appliances
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_22143
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_22143

[Trade catalogs from Johnson Railroad Signal Co.]

Company Name:
Johnson Railroad Signal Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Interlocking and block signaling ; railroad signals (1891)
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_24013
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_24013

[Trade catalogs from New England Railroad Club]

Company Name:
New England Railroad Club  Search this
Notes content:
Electrical apparatus for railroad signaling ; Meeting proceedings (May 1895)
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_33342
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_33342

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