Thursday, August 21, 2008

Glass Shop (formerly known as the Sandwich Glass Plant)

Using surviving bricks and the wooden framework from the original 1825 Boston and Sandwich Glass Company located in Sandwich, Massachusetts, Ford rebuilt the structure in his Village in 1930.
In this building, skilled craftsmen blow glass using the techniques of 19th century gaffers.
These original gaffers of the mid-19th century and earlier made the glass necessities needed such as drinking glasses, ornaments, bowls, and cups. During the 2003 renovation, the inside of this building was also renovated and has become a "modern" interpretation of glass blowing, allowing patrons of the Village to, for a price, make their own glass souvenir.


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