A great enterprise in glass is shattered

Date: 31 October 2011
Source: http://www.delawareonline.com/
Shimmering days long gone, Steuben Glass nears endIn a memorable scene from "Risky Business," the 1983 comedy drama that launched Tom Cruise to stardom, a mother's prized Steuben glass egg goes missing from the mantelpiece only to reappear in the nick of time.

Steuben Glass, an American icon of handcrafted crystal for over a century, looks now as if it's vanishing for good.

Its lone factory in Corning, N.Y., a glassmaking company town flanked by Steuben County's tree-topped mountain ridges in southwestern New York, is shutting down Nov. 29, the week after Thanksgiving. With profitability elusive at the best of times, the prospects of reviving the 108-year-old vanity brand seem every bit as slim.

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Date: 31 October 2011
Source: http://www.delawareonline.com/

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