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Corning Glass

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Corning is an American glassmaking company established in 1851 in Somerville, Massachusetts, and relocated to Corning, New York, in 1868. Originally specializing in glass used for scientific and industrial uses, it later became well known...

General Electric

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...General Electric (GE) was formed in 1892 from the consolidation of the Edison General Electric Company and the Thomson–Houston Electric Company. Born out of Thomas Edison’s experiments in electric lighting, the company also researched...

Woolworth, F. W.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Woolworth was America’s earliest chain of five-and-dime stores, the first of which opened in Utica, New York, in 1878. Though this store failed, Frank Winfield Woolworth opened another in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which offered pricier 10...

Waterford

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...George and William Penrose established Waterford as a center of glass production in Waterford, Ireland, in 1783. The Waterford Glass House produced cut, engraved, and molded glass vessels and chandeliers of the highest quality...

Container Corporation of America

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Walter Paepcke, founder of the packaging company Container Corporation of America, distinguished it from its competitors through its commitment to quality design and innovative advertising. Established in 1926, the company’s progressive...

General Motors

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...William C. Durant organized General Motors (GM) in 1908 by combining a number of automobile manufacturers including Cadillac Automobile Company, Buick Automobile Company, and Oakland Motor Company, among others. GM’s design policy allowed...

Chrysler

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Established in 1925 by Walter P. Chrysler, Chrysler Corporation became one of the so-called “big three” American automobile manufacturers together with the Ford and General Motors corporations. Chrysler included numerous brands, including...

Federal Style

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Federal is a style in architecture and the decorative arts popular in the United States shortly after the conclusion of the American Revolution until around 1820. Derived from the political use of the word, the style is essentially...

Singer

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Singer is a sewing machine manufacturer known for its domestic use machines. Founded in New York in 1851 as I.M. Singer & Co., the company introduced the “Family” sewing machine in 1858, though it was initially unsuccessful because of its...

Ford Motor Co.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Henry Ford with his first auto, the Quadricycle, and Ford Model T, c.1933. Library of Congress. Ford is an automobile manufacturing company created by Henry Ford in 1903. Introduced in 1908, the first design success...