- Existence: Nineteenth century (active)
Thomas Stanger was a mid-19th century glassblower and is believed to have been a son of Frederick Stanger. Thomas Stanger seems to have worked in glasshouses in Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh), Maryland (Baltimore?), and New Jersey. Thomas Stanger is not to be confused with Thomas Wriggins Stanger, who became Thomas Stanger's stepfather when he married Frederick Stanger's widow.
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Scope and Contents This small collection consists of materials created by various members of the Stanger family, a German American glassmaking family. Best represented in the collection are Thomas Stanger and Thomas Wriggins Stanger, two different glassmakers in the family who were active in the mid-19th century. Thomas Stanger's correspondence to his brother, John M. Stanger, conveys details about the challenges of making "egg minerals" (bottles that are rounded on the bottom), poor working...