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English Enameling Receipts (Recipes)

 Collection — Box: 01, Folder: 02
Identifier: SC-0002

Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of two separate handwritten notebooks containing enamellers' receipts, or recipes in modern terminology. They are of unknown authorship and appear to be unrelated to each other.

The earlier notebook contains receipts and notes dating from 1799 to 1801 and describes steps in the process of firing enamel in different colors and on different surfaces. Its pages are quite tattered at the edges, probably from use.

The later notebook's wrapper reveals printing from an 1848 almanac. It contains a number of receipts for different colors of enamel and clay bodies, some of which are written quite conversationally. This notebook is also well worn, with wrappers detached.


  • Circa 1799-1801
  • CIrca 1848

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for public research. Researchers must make an appointment to view the collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rakow Research Library against all claims, demands, costs and expenses incurred by copyright infringement or any other legal or regulatory cause of action arising from the use of Library materials.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Both notebooks are quite fragile. The bindings are so degraded that a book cradle or pillow is not recommended.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Dwight Lanmon in 2021.

Accession 2021.014

Processing Information

Processed by Colleen McFarland Rademaker in 2021.

English Enameling Receipts (Recipes), Circa 1799-1801, 1848
A Guide to the Collection
Colleen McFarland Rademaker
October 5, 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the The Rakow Research Library Manuscript Collection Repository

The Rakow Research Library
The Corning Museum of Glass
Five Museum Way
Corning NY 14830 USA