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time is more than compensated by machinery and materials.|
The manufacture of plate-glass offers a profitable
and inviting field that should be improved. The consumption in this country
is large and increasing yearly. Materials are cheaper than in Europe, and
as the most essential part is performed by machinery and motive power, this
will more than equalize the extra rate of wages that may be taxed upon a new
We have recorded the rise and progress of the Glass
Manufacture in the Atlantic States, showing its course from its introduction
in 1812 to the present period, i.e. 1852, covering a space of time of
just forty years.
We now turn to the introduction of the manufacture
in the Western States, for the account of which we are indebted to
Mr. Thomas Bakewell, of Pittsburg, Penn.
Mr. Bakewell advises us, that, prior to the year 1808, glass-works were
established by a company of Germans, near
Fredericktown, Maryland, under the direct
control of a Mr.
Amelong, for the purpose of manufacturing glass in all its branches.
We have not ascertained the precise year in which Mr. Amelong commenced
the manufacture; but previous to the year 1808 the establishment was