The Glass Works

The Glass Works (HM3F4)

Location: Annapolis, MD 21403 Anne Arundel County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 58.374', W 76° 28.829'

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The private home at the corner of Severn Avenue and Second Street was once the head office for one of Eastport's largest businesses. The Annapolis Glass Works - later the Severn Glass Company - produced china, glass and pottery from 1885 to 1902.

Eastport had access to three things a glass company needed: sand, water, and skilled workers. Sand arrived on barges floated down the Severn River. Workers melted the sand in large, brick furnaces to form molten glass. Glass blowers blew the molten glass into molds and then cooled the bottles in ovens. The finished products were then delivered to market by horse-drawn carts.

Text with upper-left photo: This print, provided by the Corning Glass Museum, depicts a typical nineteenth-century glass factory.
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HM NumberHM3F4
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Placed ByChesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 371750 N 4314811
Decimal Degrees38.97290000, -76.48048333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.374', W 76° 28.829'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 22.44" N, 76° 28' 49.74" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443, 703, 240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-399 Second St, Annapolis MD 21403, US
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