Existence: Approximately 1820 (date of establishment) - 1830 (date of dissolution)
Mantua Glassworks was located in Mantua, Ohio, and produced glass bottles in the 1820s. The business was started by David Ladd and glassblower Jonathan Tinker around 1821. Ladd relocated in 1823 and the glassworks was operated by various individuals for the next few years. By 1829-1830, glass production ceased.
Harry Hall White, “The Story of the Mantua Glass Works: Part I. Quest and Quarry,” _Antiques_ 26 (July 1935), 212-216.
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents
This collection includes two separate items: 1) an account ledger for a general storekeeper or merchant named Dudley Williams and 2) a set of legal documents from the 1820s relating to the Mantua Glassworks. The ledger spans the period 1802-1830. In 1820, Dudley Williams moved to Franklin (now Kent), Ohio, possibly from New Jersey. The legal documents involve glassblower Jonathan Tinker, glassworks founder David Ladd, and several other partners.Researchers will find a wealth of...