Object of the Week: Boxed Set of Christmas Ornaments, Corning Glass Works, Corning, New York, United States, 1950-1959. Gift of Jane E. Preston. 2009.4.79.
Corning, New York is famous for glass innovation at the intersection of art, science, and industry. The same ribbon machine Corning Glass Works invented to create hundreds of light bulbs a minute was fitted with different molds used to make lustrous Christmas ornaments. Will you be using any Corning Glass Works ornaments in your decorations this season?