Nitsche, Josef (1851 (date of birth) - 1923 (date of death))
- Existence: 1851 (date of birth) - 1923 (date of death) - 1923
Josef (Joseph) Nitsche and his son Clement operated a home engraving shop in Corning, New York. Josef Nitsche was born in 1851 in Meistersdorf, Bohemia, where he also learned his trade. In 1882 he and his family emigrated to England to work as a glass engraver for Thomas Webb & Sons. He then emigrated to the United States to work in Corning, New York for J. Hoare & Co.
By 1895 he had opened his home engraving shop, and his son, Clement, learned the trade there. Both father and son continued to work as glass engravers in local factories, including T. G. Hawkes & Co. and H. P. Sinclaire.
Josef Nitsche died in 1923.
Bibliography: Sinclaire, Estelle F. and Jane Shadel Spillman. _The Complete Cut & Engraved Glass of Corning_. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1997.