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UPCOMING SOCIETY EVENTS
Wednesday May 9, 2018 at the Mont Alto Fire Hall at 7:00pm
Guest Speaker: Steven Runkle will present his program on, The French and Indian War and Mary Jamison
YARD SALE: Saturday May 19, 2018
Back of the Historical Society Building: 16 S. Main St, Mont Alto, PA 17237
HISTORICAL SOCIETY DISPLAY CASE
2018 SPRING Exhibit
The history of glass can be traced back to the 1st. century. The art of glass making flourished in the Roman Empire and spread across Western Europe. A flourishing glass industry develop in Europe. In Germany and other northern European countries glass making became important by the 1500’s. An English glass maker invented lead glass in 1674, which was a major breakthrough.
Glass-making improved and 1800 cut glass was introduced, 1825 pressed glass was introduced in the USA.
Mechanical technology for mass production began during the Industrial Revolution with the Michael Owen’s invention of an automatic bottle blowing machine in 1900 which could produce 2500 bottles an hour. Today glass-making is a modern, hi-tech industry. Modern glass plants are capable of making millions of glass containers a day in many different colors and shapes.
The society exhibit shows a variety of crystal, cut and sandwich glass.
Take a few moments to look and remember the glass used by your family.