Sunday, April 3, 2016

Glass Souvenir Building and Monument Replicas

Chicago Interstate Industrial Exposition

Silica, in the form of sand, is the main ingredient for producing glass. This is combined with soda ash and limestone then melted in a furnace at temperatures of 1700°C. Other materials can be added to produce different colors or properties. Souvenir buildings have been produced in glass and a few are pictured here. Including, an antique glass replica of the main building from the Chicago Interstate Industrial Exposition which ran from 1873 to 1890. A Centennial Memorial Hall building glass paperweight is inscribed on front, "1776 Memorial Hall 1876" and is in the collection of the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. A large glass stadium replica and ashtray is not marked, but may be the University of Notre Dame football stadium. A hollow glass replica of Independence Hall in Philadelphia once had candy inside. glass coin bank with the words, ‘Orebro Lans Sparbank 150 AR 1976’ is a replica of one of the turrets of the Orebro castle in Sweden.
Centennial Memorial Hall
University of Notre Dame football stadium?
Independence Hall, left. 
Orebro castle in Sweden, left, and Eiffel tower.
I collect 3D metal souvenir building replica of architecture from around the world. If you have any to sell or trade, contact me via my email address in the “complete profile” link at the top right of this blog.

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