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Moser, Leo, 1879-1974



  • Existence: 1879 (date of birth) - 1974 (date of death) - 1974


Leo Moser was the son of Ludwig Moser, founder of Ludwig Moser & Söhne. Born in 1879, Leo Moser worked in the family glass business, assuming the technical directorship in 1908 and artistic directorship in 1916. Leo Moser is known for both for his design work and his use of rare earth metals in glass production to achieve more variety in the color of Moser glass.

The worldwide economic crisis of the late 1920s and 1930s hit the decorative glass industry hard, and by 1932 Leo Moser sold all of his shares of the Moser firm. He left the company and worked for other glass firms, including Josef Inwald and Cristalleries de Saint Louis. In the early 1940s, he immigrated to the United States and appears to have sought to establish himself in American glass manufacturing.

Leo Moser died in New York in 1974.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Leo Moser and Roger E. Ritter Papers on Moser Glass

Identifier: MS-0126
Scope and Contents

This collection of two sets of personal papers merged by Rakow Research Library staff because of their common subject, Moser glass. They are divided into two series:

(1) Leo Moser Papers, 1908-1973

(2) Roger E. Ritter Papers, 1929-Circa 1960

Dates: 1908-1973