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HAMMONTON (New Jersey) GLASS WORKS: This factory was started about 1820 and continued operations until about 1858, making bottles and flasks, also window glass. In the years 1836-8 they made some of the best designed flasks in the American catalogue. The color is usually of a light aquamarine.

HANDLES: See KNOBS.

HOBBS, BROCKUNIER CSZ CO.: Manufacturers of glass at Wheeling, West Virginia, at which plant William Leighton, formerly superintendent for the New England Glass Co. at Cambridge, discovered a process of making glass at a greatly reduced cost by the use of lime in the formula instead of lead. See WHEELING GLASS WORKS.

HUGHES STREET GLASS WORKS: See BALTIMORE GLASS WORKS.

HURRICANE GLASSES: This name was given to the glass, resembling an oversized lamp chimney, used with candlesticks to prevent the wind or draft from blowing on the light.