Fenton Art Glass Company


Glass is invaluable to engineers, since it is used in many practical applications. The invention of a glass-pressing machine in the late 1820s permitted the manufacturing of inexpensive, mass-produced glass articles. However, there has remained a pride in individual craftsmanship. The largest manufacturer of handmade colored glass in the U.S. is the Fenton Art Glass Company, founded in 1905. Guided tours cover the entire glass-making process, from furnace to finished product. The Fenton Museum displays glass made during the company's first 75 years as well as representative pieces from other Ohio Valley glass companies since 1880.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Industrial & Manufacturing
Topic(s):Technology/Materials
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:There are 14 ingredients used in making Fenton glass.
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