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New Bremen Glass Manufactory



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


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 3 Collections and/or Records:

Amelung Excavation Records

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...
Dates: 1962-1976

Dwight P. Lanmon Papers

Identifier: MS-0088
Scope and Contents These papers document the career and research of Dwight P. Lanmon, a glass and ceramics curator and museum administrator. They are divided into ten series, most of which represent scholarly projects and publications:(1) Master's Thesis Research Materials and Draft, Circa 1966-1968(2) John Frederick Amelung and New Bremen Glass Manufactory Research Materials, 1962-1977(3) Blown "Three-Mold" Vessel Analysis, 1970-1973(4) Billups Glass Collection...
Dates: 1962-2019

Gregor Norman-Wilcox Amelung Correspondence

 Collection — Box 01: [Barcode: 5000004501]
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