Object ID 000871
Object Name Shiny Brite Glass Christmas Ornaments
Object Desc Cardboard box and lid containing 12 Shiny Brite brand glass Christmas ornaments.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000788a-n
General Category History
Category Christmas Decorations
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Cabinet 1
Start Year Range 1937
End Year Range 1950s
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Chirstmas decorations,ornaments,Shiny Brite,glass ornaments,tree ornaments,
Title Shiny Brite Glass Christmas Ornaments
Description Cardboard box and lid with green images and lettering. There are pictures of the ornaments on the box and has the information on the manufacturer and how many ornaments are in the box. Inside box are dividers which separate interior into 12 compartments for 12 glass ornaments. Each ornament has a removable metal top with a loop for hanging.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Glass ornaments are 7" in diameter
Place of Origin
Maker Shiny Brite
Maker Details In 1937, Max Eckardt established "Shiny-Brite" ornaments, working with the Corning Glass Company to mass produce glass Christmas ornaments. Corning adapted their process for making light bulbs to making clear glass ornaments, which were then shipped to Eckardt's factories to be decorated by hand. The fact that Shiny-Brite ornaments were an American-made product was stressed as a selling point during World War II. Dating of the ornaments is often facilitated by studying the hook. The first Shiny-Brite ornaments had the traditional metal cap and loop, with the hook attached to the loop, from which the ornament was hung from the tree.
Maker Mark Uncle Sam shaking hands with Santa
Date JUL 23,2013
Summary Box: Good Ornaments: Poor
Assessor Jordan Beres
Notes The box still has a lot of its color with little fading and some rough edges. However the ornaments are beginning to become discolored, losing a lot of their mirror imaging and colors.