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Table Glass and How to Use It: A Handbook for the Hostess By A. H. Heisey & Co.
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A. H. Heisey & Co. (1896-1957) was an innovator and leader in the glassmaking industry. In addition to introducing hundreds of new designs in glassware and numerous improvements to the glass... More > production process, Heisey also pioneered new ways to market glassware as one of the first glass manufacturers to advertise directly to the public. In 1911 they produced “Table Glass and How to Use It: a Handbook for the Hostess” which was sent to customers on request and served as both a useful reference and a sales tool. As the early Heisey advertisements explained, this booklet “contains many helpful suggestions on effective table arrangement, lighting, decorations, correct serving, etc., and illustrates appropriate articles of Heisey’s Glassware.” This high-quality reprint of the original booklet contains nineteen clear black and white illustrations of Heisey glass along with the full original text.< Less
Heisey Design Patents By A. H. Heisey & Co.
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A. H. Heisey & Co. (1896-1957) was an innovator and leader in the glassmaking industry. During its years of operation, Heisey introduced hundreds of new designs in glassware and numerous... More > improvements to the glass production process. This volume presents 219 Heisey design patents ranging in date from 1897 to 1953. Patents enrich the Heisey glass collecting experience because they help to illustrate the details of the design that are sometimes easy to overlook in the finished product. Each patent consists of two or more pages providing one or more illustrations followed by a text description.< Less
Choosing Your Crystal Pattern By A. H. Heisey & Co.
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A. H. Heisey & Co. (1896-1957) was an innovator and leader in the glassmaking industry. In addition to introducing hundreds of new designs in glassware and numerous improvements to the glass... More > production process, Heisey also pioneered new ways to market glassware as one of the first glass manufacturers to advertise directly to the public. Heisey produced and distributed informational booklets that served as reference guides on how to use table glassware and as sales tools. “Choosing Your Crystal Pattern” was one of these booklets and focused on the Bridal market. It highlights various patterns of stemware along with popular cuttings and etchings and includes sections on the history of Heisey and fine glassware in general. A back pocket was used to store separate brochures on individual patterns, cuttings and etchings. Brides would obtain a copy and select from the available brochures to help them choose a crystal service to go along with their choice of china. This reprint includes the booklet and 29 brochures.< Less
Heisey Invention Patents By A. H. Heisey & Co.
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A. H. Heisey & Co. (1896-1957) was an innovator and leader in the glassmaking industry. During its years of operation, Heisey introduced hundreds of new designs in glassware and numerous... More > improvements to the glass production process. This volume presents 54 Heisey invention patents ranging in date from 1879 to 1948. It also includes appendices for 7 trademark patents and 29 design patents. Patents enrich the Heisey glass collecting experience because they help to illustrate the details of the design that are sometimes easy to overlook in the finished product. Invention patents illustrate the commitment Heisey had towards continuous improvement of the production process and the final product. Each patent consists of two or more pages providing one or more illustrations followed by a text description.< Less