Burlington Glass Works 1874, The

The Burlington Glass Works, formerly situated here, was one of the most important 19th-century glass houses in Canada in terms of the variety and quality of its production. From 1874 to about 1897, skilled artisans produced lamps, tablewares and containers. Glass-production techniques included free-blowing, mould-blowing and pressing in a mould. Pot furnaces produced several different types of glass in a wide range of colours. Glasswares were decorated by cutting, painting, sand-blasting, acid-etching and wheel-engraving. Archaeological excavations in 1966 and 1969 established the layout of the works and authenticated and enlarged previous knowledge of its output.


At the site of the former works, Burlington Street West and MacNab Street, Hamilton

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: City of Hamilton (District)

Municipality: City of Hamilton