Steuben Glass Works
Steuben Glass Works was founded in 1903 by Thomas G. Hawkes and Frederick Carder. Hawkes had been president of T.G. Hawkes and Company, the largest glass engraving firm in Corning, New York. He purchased the glass blanks cut and engraved by his firm from a variety of sources and eventually decided to start manufacturing them himself. He approached Carder, an English glassmaker who specialized in colorful art nouveau pieces, as a partner. Carder had worked for the English firm Stevens and Williams for a number of years and having being passed over for a promotion, he accepted Hawkes’s proposition. Steuben produced a variety of glass objects until World War I; war time restrictions prevented the firm from... more.