“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mount Pleasant in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

A History of Glass

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Photographed By Craig Doda, July 23, 2022
1. A History of Glass Marker
Inscription.  Bryce Brothers Glass Company
Employment was always available in the glass plants. The Bryce Brothers Glass Company manufactured fine crystals and glass products in Mt. Pleasant from 1896 to 1965. The art of making hand blown glass was a process, which included making a batch of molten glass and etching designs into specific patterns, brilliance, color, and beauty for a finished product. Bryce Glass was used by several U.S. Presidents and could be found in U.S. embassies around the world. In 1965, Bryce Glass was acquired by Lenox Inc., ending 115 years of glass making under the Bryce name.

L.E. Smith Glass Company
Founded in 1907, the L.E. Smith Glass Company manufactured a variety of products ranging from decorative glass pieces to headlight lenses for the Ford Motor Company. It was one of the last hand-molded glass producers in the United States when the factory closed in 2004.

The glass companies also attracted a variety of ethnic groups to live and work in Mt. Pleasant, adding to its already rich heritage Photos courtesy of the Mt. Pleasant Historical Society archives
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Erected by Mt. Pleasant Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
Location. 40° 8.878′ N, 79° 32.159′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 W Main St, Mount Pleasant PA 15666, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Industry (here, next to this marker); Transportation (here, next to this marker); Arts & Culture (here, next to this marker); The Story of Penn Park (here, next to this marker); Saint Joseph Church Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Pleasant Veterans Wall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph Potocki PFC (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Midway - Battle Of Iwo Jima - Uncomon Valor (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
A History of Glass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 23, 2022
2. A History of Glass Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 140 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 10, 2023