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References - Table Glass

Bender, Nathan 
2016 Historic Bottle and Jar Closures.  Left Coast Press, 2016.  Useful for dating closures on Packer’s Tumblers.
Bickerton, L. M. 
1986 Eighteenth Century English Drinking Glasses; An Illustrated Guide.  Antique Collector’s Club, Woodbridge Suffolk.
Corning Museum of Glass Website (This website has an extensive glass dictionary and thousands of photographs).
Florence, Gail
2000 Collector’s Encyclopedia of Depression Glass.  Collector Books.
Grulich, Anne D. 
2004 Facon de venise drinking vessels on the Chesapeake frontier: examples from St. Mary's City, Maryland.  St. Mary's City, MD: Historic St. Mary's City Commission .
Heacock, William and William Gamble. 
1987  Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Pattern Glass Book 9 Cranberry Opalescent from A to Z. Antique Publications, Marietta, GA.
Hughes, Bernard
1956 English Scottish and Irish Table Glass; From the Sixteenth Century to 1820.  Bramhall House, New York.
Jones, Olive 
2000 A  Guide to Dating Glass Tableware, 1800 to 1940.  Studies in Material Culture Research.  Edited by Karlis Karklins.  Society for Historical Archaeology.
Jones, Olive and Catherine Sulivan, George L. Miller, E. Ann Smith, Jane E. Harris and Kevin Lunn
1985 The Parks Canada Glass Glossary.  National Historic Parks and Sites, Ottawa.
Lanmon, Dwight P.
2011 The Golden Age of English Glass, 1650-1775.  Antique Collector’s Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Lockhart, Bill

The Color Purple:  Dating Solarized Amethyst Container Glass. Historical Archaeology 40(2):45-56.

McCain, Mollie Helen 
  The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Pattern Glass; A Pattern Guide to Early American Pressed Glass.  Collectors Books, Paducah, KY.
McKearin, George and Helen McKearin
1989 American Glass.  Crown Publishers, New York (originally published in 1948).
Newton, R. and Davison, S.
1989 Conservation of Glass. Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd, Oxford, p. 192.
Palmer, Arlene
1993 Glass in Early America: Selections from the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE.
Revi, Albert Christian
1964 American Pressed Glass and Figure Bottles.  Thomas Nelson and Sons, New York.
Rimer, Esther L.
2017 In Pursuit of a Good Glass and Good Company.  A Thesis Presented for the Master of Arts Degree The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Simmons, J.
1995 ‘Storage of Fluid Preserved Collections’, in Rose, CL, Hawks, C and Genoways, HH (eds.)  Storage of Natural History collection: A Preventive Conservation Approach, SPNCH, New York.
Simpson-Grant, M.
2000b ‘The Use of Ultraviolet Induced Visible-Fluorescence in the Examination of Museum Objects, Part 2’,Conserve-O-Gram 1/10, viewed 15 April 16.
Wilson, Kenneth M. 
1994 American Glass, 1760-1930: the Toledo Museum of Art. Hudson Hills Press, New York.
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