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New Bremen Glass Manufactory

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1784 (date of establishment) - 1795 (date of dissolution)

The New Bremen Glass Manufactory was founded by John Frederick Amelung in 1784. Amelung had immigrated form Bremen, Germany, and set up one of the earliest glass producing facilities in the United States. Based near Frederick, Maryland, New Bremen brought in German glassblowers to work at the facility. Sometimes referred to as "Amelung Glass," the New Bremen Glass Manufactory (sometimes called glassmanufactory) was encouraged by leaders such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Despite their support, New Bremen was unable to find long-term success and went out of business in 1795.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Amelung Excavation Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0001
Scope and Contents These records comprise documents produced between 1962 and 1966, during excavation at the John Frederick Amelung glasshouse site in Maryland. They also include as well as more recent material, such as reports on the excavation and photographs of the excavation selected for exhibition. The records are arranged into five series: (1) Records of the Amelung Excavation, 1962-1966 (2) Background Reseach Materials, Circa 1962-1963 (3) Ivor Noël Hume's Reports about the...
Dates: 1962-1976

Gregor Norman-Wilcox Amelung Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 01
Identifier: MS-0112
Scope and Contents This small collection consists primarily of incoming correspondence to Gregor Norman-Wilcox, former Curator of Decorative Arts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in 1932. The letters relate to identification of glass attributed to the Amelung Glass Manufactory and investigation of other sites associated with John Frederick Amelung. Correspondents include museum curators, antiques dealers, and owners of other pieces attributed to the manufactory, including Marshall L. Etchison, Rhea...
Dates: 1930-1933