The history of the production of glass knobs and pulls in America can be traced back to the early 1800s but glass cabinet hardware became much more popular during the early 1900s. Early glass cabinet hardware often featured brilliant lead crystal knobs. As the country entered the industrial revolution of the 1900s, glass cabinet knobs began to be commonly manufactured in a spectrum of colors including translucent red, green, blue and violet. Also during the early 1900s, innovations in the production of white and colored milk glass made milk glass cabinet knobs and pulls economical and therefore a much more widely marketed cabinet hardware option.
Choices abound for today's furniture renovator with reproduction glass cabinet hardware being produced in a seemingly endless array of colors and unique shapes. Regardless of its shape or color, clear and colored glass knobs and pulls are sure to provide an eye catching accent to cabinets and furniture pieces.
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