Dyott and Franklin Flask

This nearly complete figural flask (6.75 inches high and 4 inches wide) was recovered from the entrance to the 1816 furnace cleanout tunnel of the Dyottville glass factory. One side of this flask is lettered “KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA,” “T.W. DYOTT, M.D.,” and features the bust of Thomas W. Dyott. The opposite side displays the

Glassworking Blocks

Several wooden shaping “blocks” were found at Dyottville Glass Works. A glassblower cooled and shaped a “gather” of hot glass on the end of a blowpipe by rotating the glass in the block’s carved recess. The block was kept wet, thus creating a thin layer of steam to cushion the hot glass. This was the