The History of Sandwich Glass
Your piece of Sandwich Glass is over 100 years old!
The original Sandwich Glass factory in Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts was in operation from 1825-1888. There are conflicting stories about this famed company, but my story came from residents of Sandwich, MA whose families worked at the factory. Legend has it from those who were residents of Sandwich in the 1900's, that the original formula for the glass was destroyed along with the building. This original, authentic and high quality glass formula has never been successfully reproduced. By adding metallic oxides to their formula, the vibrant, jewel like colors of Sandwich Glass came alive. The ruby color glass required gold which they imported from Italy, and much of the sand was from Virginia, USA. The Company imported materials for their glass from other areas as well. Because much of this information…
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