DREAMS OF GLASS
The Story of William McLaughlin
256 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", softbound (1996)
Relive William McLaughlin's early years as a child apprentice in Bob Good's factory in Valverde, Colorado, before the turn of the century.
Join young William as he travelled across the United States, both as a vacationing tourist and as a working glassblower in the early 1900's.
Witness the unusual series of events that caused William McLaughlin to leave the glass industry and rejoin it, becoming a major force as a glass manufacturer for 40 years.
63 pages of Mr. McLaughlin's anecdotes edited into chronological order.
Over 150 half-tone photographs of family, factories, items manufactured, and people involved.
Over 50 pages of patent information, advertising, drawings, and exhibits.
25-page insulator identification chart.
Discussions of bottles, insulators, juice reamers, lighting fixtures, largeware, and the McLaughlin commemorative insulators.
4 color process insert of colorful McLaughlin glass.