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12:03 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

The Glass City: Pittsburgh's History as the Center of the U.S. Glass Business

The Heinz History Center exhibition, "Glass: Shattering Notions," features one of the best regional collections of glass made in western Pennsylvania. These flasks are one of the common items that would have been made in Pittsburgh in the 1800s.
Haldan Kirsch 90.5 WESA

The identity of Pittsburgh is synonymous with the steel industry. The city’s largest skyscraper is the U.S. Steel Tower. Its football team is the Steelers, and to the nation, it's the Steel City.

But what about the city’s other industries? Before the rise of steel businesses in the region, western Pennsylvania was the center of glass sales in the United States.

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