Granite State Magazine (volume 3)

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byGeorge Waldo Browne

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907. Excerpt: ... The prime mover in the enterprise must have been this Robert Hewes, then a man about thirty years of age and with strong Yankee characteristics. Hewes some years before had become, in a casual way, interested in glass making, so much so as to try it in an experimental course which resulted in his producing plate glass. We next learn of him, for he seems to have been a man of many traits, not as a student but a teacher of the broad-sword in the American army. It was at this time, doubtless, that he became acquainted with the Hessians, a friendship that must have resulted in their desertion of the military for a more peaceful, yet rougher, life in the wilderness. The first "glass-house" was a building sixty-five feet square, with log huts adjacent. From the ruins, still to be seen, amid a tangled wood and partial clearing, the furnace must have been fairly well constructed. It is still intact, the keystone in its place, like the one of old, found beneath a pile of rubbish, where it had been placed by the master craftsman long years ago. The glass blown was the shape of a decanter, holding from a quart to a gallon or more. There could not have been many made as a fire soon destroyed the buildings and the industry came to a standstill. It is of interest to note that a few of these specimens are still in existence, a large one to be seen on the dining-room mantel of the hotel in New Ipswich. This one holds about three gallons and, although rather crude at the neck, is nearly perfect, round and shapely. The glass is of a greenish hue, muddy-looking and filled with grains of sand imbedded in it. With the poor facilities that Hewes' men had at their command, it is somewhat of a wonder that they were able to turn out as good specimens of early glass making as they...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907. Excerpt: ... The prime mover in the enterprise must have been this Robert Hewes, then a man about thirty years of age and with strong Yanke...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217217737

ISBN - 13:9780217217736

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