The Story of William McLaughlin

and His Glass Company

by Fred Padgett

Dreams of Glass book

256 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", softbound (1996)

Relive William McLaughlin's early years as a child apprentice in Bob Good's factory in Valverde, Colorado, before the turn of the century.

Join young William as he travelled across the United States, both as a vacationing tourist and as a working glassblower in the early 1900's.

Witness the unusual series of events that caused William McLaughlin to leave the glass industry and rejoin it, becoming a major force as a glass manufacturer for 40 years.

63 pages of Mr. McLaughlin's anecdotes edited into chronological order.

Over 150 half-tone photographs of family, factories, items manufactured, and people involved.

Over 50 pages of patent information, advertising, drawings, and exhibits.

25-page insulator identification chart.

Discussions of bottles, insulators, juice reamers, lighting fixtures, largeware, and the McLaughlin commemorative insulators.

4 color process insert of colorful McLaughlin glass.

Bob McLaughlin
Dept. WWW
1741 E. Brandon Lane
Fresno, CA 93720

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