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George Hatch

George Hatch worked for the New England Glass Company, and was a skilled glass artisan, as well as being their head salesman. He held a number of interesting glassware design patents. In October, 1875, Hatch filed design patent #8,831 (granted in December 1875) for a glass inkstand depicting a pear & leaves (the one in the collection). By early 1876 he had left NEGC and was working for the Meriden Flint Glass Company, a new company located in Meriden, Connecticut.