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Beinecke, Edwin J. (Edwin John), 1886-1970



  • Existence: 1886 - 1970


Edwin John Beinecke, the oldest of three brothers, graduated from Phillips Academy and entered Yale College. After two years, he left Yale. Edwin and his brothers, Frederick and Walter Beinecke, also Yale alumni, founded the Sperry and Hutchinson Company. For more than fifty years he served as a director, president, chairman of the board, and finally chairman of Sperry and Hutchinson. He was director until his death in 1970.

Beinecke is perhaps best known as a collector. His German enameled glass collection is held by The Corning Museum of Glass.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Edwin J. Beinecke Enameled Glass Collection Documentation

Identifier: MS-0010
Scope and Contents The Edwin J. Beinecke Enameled Glass Collection Documentation consists of bound volumes of assembled excerpts and accompanying English translations of auction catalogs, museum publications, periodical articles, and monographs pertaining to Beinecke's enameled glass collection, donated to The Corning Museum of Glass in 1957. References to objects in the collection are noted with Beinecke's original object numbers. Some references document objects in Beinecke's collection, while others...
Dates: 1493-1966; Majority of material found within 1849-1966