Originally starting as a manufacturer of ordinary window glass, Chance Brothers became the developer of the world’s most advanced lighthouses, pushing back boundaries to bring unparalleled safety to the world’s shipping lanes.
The advances in optical equipment were also unsurpassed and the company developed many new techniques that greatly improved the process of glass production.
During the 20th century, the company went on to create some of the world’s most iconic domestic glassware with designs that, even today, are considered modern.
This volume, the first of two, details the history and technologies of Chance Brothers from 1824 to 1981 and includes a complete collectors’ catalogue for the entire production of domestic glassware.
Enter pressed-glass patterns like Orlak, Spiderweb, Britannia, and Fiestware patterns such as Swirl, Calypto, Anemone, Psychedelic. Many other amazing patterns from
some of the foremost designers of the 20th century, including Robert Goodden, Margaret Casson and Michael Harris.