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Pairpoint Glass Company



  • Existence: 1837 (date of establishment)
  • Usage: 1837 (date of establishment) - 1894 (date of name change) - 1894


Founded in 1837, Pairpoint Glass Company is the oldest operating glassworks in the country. Originally establihed as the Mount Washington Glass Company, it merged with Pairpoint Manufacturing Company in 1894 and adopted its current name. Located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Pairpoint Glass Company has produced some of the finest glass in the United States. During its long history, Pairpoint has made a variety of lighting products, including glass chimneys and glass lampshades. It also produced fine cut glass, pressed glass, and art glass.

The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning hosted an exhibition titled "Mt. Washington and Pairpoint: American Glass From the Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties." It told the story of the company and featured over 150 pieces from the 1880s to the 1930s, including art glass, cut glass, kerosene and electric lamps, and decorative tableware.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

J. Hoare & Co. Scrapbook Collection

Identifier: MS-0070
Scope and Contents The J. Hoare & Co. Scrapbook Collection is comprised of seven scrapbooks associated with the cut glass firm but received from various sources. Scrapbook contents include clippings, design inspiration, photographs, and silhouettes and templates of ware from J. Hoare & Co., Elmira Cut Glass Company, Gorham Manufacturing Company, Hunt Glass Co., John Illig, Libbey Glass Manufacturing Co., Pairpoint Glass Company, and many others. The scrapbooks were likely assembled by J. Hoare &...
Dates: Circa 1875-1917