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Corning Incorporated

A guide to the history of Corning Incorporated including Brooklyn Flint Glass Works, Corning Glass Works, and the Houghton Family.

Brooklyn Flint Glass Works

In 1823 John L. Gilliland founded a glass company that came to be known as the Brooklyn Flint Glass Works.

He made fine quality cut, pressed, and household glassware, receiving awards at several exhibitions.

Amory Houghton, Sr., purchased the Glass Works in 1864, then moved the company to Corning in 1868 lured by lower operating costs and local financing.

The name was changed to Corning Flint Glass Works, incorporating in 1875 as Corning Glass Works.

Objects Made by the Brooklyn Flint Glass Works

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