AMERICAN CUT AND ENGRAVED GLASS

 

 by A. C. Revi (1965)

The following issues of the newsletter of the American Cut Glass Association contain correct names for most of the patented and non-patented patterns that are illustrated in Revi’s book:

The Hobstar, Special Edition No. 3, pp. 11-14 (Feb 1999), and The Hobstar, Vol. 22, No. 10, p. 21 (Jul 2000)
(you can review this information under Correction list — Hobstar in the Identifying Glass menu)


Additional corrections, not included in the above issues of The Hobstar, are as follows (patented patterns only, except as indicated)::

  • p. 29 left: Marcella (Libbey) not “Pentagon”; source: ACGA Libbey composite catalog (1996).
  • p. 53 lower right: Mirror Block (Mt. Washington), neither Block Diamond nor “Cushion”. The former is the official name of a pattern very similar to Mirror Block; the latter is the name assigned by Revi. Source: pat. no. 18,959 and Crockery and Glass Journal, issue of 2 May 1889.
  • p. 54 lower right: Hortensia (Mt. Washington), not “Daisy”; source: CMG f-2981 (c1893).
  • p. 55 right: Magnolia (Mt. Washington), not “Fan and Diamond”; source: CMG f-2976 (c1894).
  • p. 56 left: Admiral (Pairpoint), not “Ox-bow”; source: CMG f-2976 (c1894).
  • p. 57 left: Cambridge (Pairpoint), not “Bull’s-eye”; source: ACGA Pairpoint composite catalog [1990].
  • p. 58 left: Holland (Pairpoint), not “Tulip”; source: ACGA Pairpoint composite catalog [1990].
  • p. 178: Russian-Persian, not Persian; see the russian3.htm file (Persian) in Part 1. Persian is a non-patented pattern.
  • p. 194 upper left: Engraving No. 8 (Sinclaire), not “Wreath and Flower”; source: Sinclaire and Spillman (1997, p. 222)

The ACGA correction sheets, together with the above additions, also apply to a reprinting of Revi’s 1965 book that was re-published in 2000 by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. with the title ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN CUT AND ENGRAVED GLASS. In this “new” book Revi often ignores official factory pattern names that have been discovered since 1965, preferring instead to use unofficial names that he himself “coined” thirty-five years ago. Although he does provide official names in some instances, they are always accompanied by “coined” names, and the reader is not told which is which! A “coined,” or assigned, name is never appropriate once a pattern’s official (factory) name is known.

The many textural errors and misconceptions that are present in the 1965 edition — their number is not surprising given the fact that the text was written more than thirty-five years ago — have, like the “coined” names, been retained in the “new” book. They are too numerous to be considered here. Additionally, design patents overlooked by Revi in 1965 have not been included in the current edition. They are, therefore, provided here:

Cut-glass design patents granted during the period 1875-1920 that are NOT included in Revi’s book. All patents were assigned by their patentees to the patentees’ companies except those marked with an asterisk (*). These were retained by the patentees.


Patent No. / Catalog or “Coined” Name / Patentee / Company / Application Filed / Patent Granted


28,179 / Boston / Andrew Snow, Jr. / Pairpoint / 3 Nov 1897 / 18 Jan 1898 (*)

38,346 / “Frond” / William S. Jones / Economy Tumbler Co. / 8 Nov 1906 / 11 Dec 1906

40,497 / (unnamed) / Charles O. Northwood / Dorflinger / 9 Dec 1909 / 8 Feb 1910

40,498 / Chippendale / Charles O. Northwood / Dorflinger / 9 Dec 1909 / 8 Feb 1910

40,499 / Rock Crystal Cosmos / Charles O. Northwood / Dorflinger / 9 Dec 1909 / 8 Feb 1910

40,760 / Tiger Lily / Harrison A. Silsbee / Pairpoint / 7 Mar 1910 / 12 Jul 1910

40,876 / (unnamed) / Charles O. Northwood / Dorflinger / 14 Jul 1910 / 13 Sep 1910

41,555 / Royal / Harry S. Hunt / Hunt / 15 Apr 1911 / 11 Jul 1911 (*) (This patent is mentioned but not illustrated in the first printing; by the fifth printing (1973) one drawing from the patent application is shown, but the second drawing remains missing. It can be seen in the russian3.htm file in Part 1.)

42,367 / “Floral” / Thomas Mortenson / 12 Jan 1912 / 26 Mar 1912 (*)

43,568 / “Engraving No. 1” / Samuel Heinzelman / Corona Cut Glass Company / 5 Dec 1912 / 18 Feb 1913

43,569 / “Engraving No. 2” / Samuel Heinzelman / Corona Cut Glass Company / 5 Dec 1912 / 18 Feb 1913

43,570 / “Engraving No. 3” / Samuel Heinzelman / Corona Cut Glass Company / 5 Dec 1912 / 18 Feb 1913

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43,806 / “Engraving No. 4” / Emil Krall / Corona Cut Glass Company / 13 Apr 1914 / 29 Dec 1914

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44,774 / Diamonds and Silver Threads / Henry P. Sinclaire / Sinclaire / 16 Aug 1913 / 21 Oct 1913 (*)

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45,276 / “Turner” / Albert Turner / International Silver / 24 Nov 1913 / 17 Feb 1914

47,411 / Adam / Henry P. Sinclaire / Sinclaire / 23 Feb 1915 / 1 Jun 1915 (*)

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47,412 / Georgian / Henry P. Sinclaire / Sinclaire / 23 Feb 1915 / 1 Jun 1915 (*)

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49,479 / Stratford / Henry P. Sinclaire / 27 Mar 1916 / 1 Aug 1916 (*)

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48,765 / (shape only: French-dressing bottle) / Henry P. Sinclaire / Sinclaire / 27 Jan 1916 / 21 Mar 1916

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50,463 / Louis XVI / Floyd F. Cary / Pairpoint / 2 Dec 1916 / 20 Mar 1917

50,550 / Georgian / Floyd F. Cary / Pairpoint / 7 Jan 1916 / 3 Apr 1917

50,551 / Adams / Floyd F. Cary / Pairpoint / 30 Oct 1916 / 3 Apr 1917

53,319 / “Floral” / Frank Schneider/ 17 Feb 1919 / 13 May 1919

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NOTE: Rose (pat. no. 39,994) and Anemone (pat. no. 40,079) are official catalog names. The correct name for “Late Daisy” or “Intagio Daisy” (pat. no. 39,982) is Daisy. The correct name for Electric (pat. no. 17,380) is Thurber. (Electric is the correct name for a different pattern that may or may not have been patented. An investigation continues.)