Red Dragonfly Lamp
MADE IN USA
Composed of finely crafted brass and traditional Mosser painted glass, this stylish Victorian electric lamp adds class to any setting. Dimensions: 13" x 28.5"
From day one, Tom Mosser was committed to manufacturing quality glassware, and his dedication was rewarded with continuing success. In 1971, he established Mosser Glass with a product line that blends new designs with timeless classics acquired from Viking, L.G. Wright and of course, Cambridge Glass. Today, Mosser Glass employs more than 30 people in an efficient manufacturing process configured to provide the highest quality glassware for our customers. And the fine family tradition continues with family members continuing to operate the company. With the mix of generations – from Tom and Georgianna to their son Tim and daughters Sally and Mindy – this family brings new ideas to the company without the loss of the traditions our customers cherish. The Mosser family is proud of the legacy that Orie and Tom began. You will see we continue that legacy, blending beauty and fine craftsmanship in every piece of glassware we produce. We hope it brings you as much pleasure as it brings us.
We currently have 2 day tanks and 3 pot furnaces. They are fired by natural gas. The raw materials such as Soda Ash and Silica Sand are raised to a melting point of 2500 F. Working temperature varies from 1800 – 2000 Fahrenheit. The cast iron moulds are warmed at a temperature of up to 1000 F starting 1-3 hours before production begins.
The next step is the pressing of the glass. A person called the gatherer will bring the amount of glass needed out of the furnace depending on the size of the piece.
The molten glass will then be pressed into the pattern of the mould. After a minute or so, the mould will cool and open to display a newly formed piece of glassware.
Once the piece is brought out of the mould, it will be given additional time to cool and harden with a little help of air blowing on to the glass.
An important part of the process is polishing. Most of our pieces go through a glazer, which fires the glass and melts off the very outer layer, leaving it with a smoother, shinier finish.
After the glazer, the glassware goes through a three and one half hours annealing process that slowly cools the glass to prevent it from shattering or breaking. Then, it is carefully checked and packed for shipping or sent to our stock room.