Answered By: Rebecca Hopman
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016     Views: 13

I spoke to our Registrar, who believes this object may be what you're looking for. The object hasn't been photographed for our website, but she was able to take the attached photographs recently.

I have also attached several bibliographies related to windows and window-making. Due to the nature of our collection, most of this information will focus on the glass and the glassmaking process, but you might be able to find some information about the boxes in one of these sources. If you are interested in borrowing any of these materials, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). Your library can contact us through OCLC or they may send an Interlibrary Loan form to us by e-mail. We send copies of articles and will also loan certain books if a second copy is available in the library collection. Books are loaned for a four week period. For further information, please see our web page: http://www.cmog.org/research/library/visit/services/loan.

I consulted with my fellow reference librarians, and we came up with the following contact suggestions:

  • The Old House Journal - from their website: "the premiere resource for restoring old houses. Find products and services for homes built before 1950 and everything you'll need for your old-house restoration projects."
  • Traditional-Building.com - from their site: "The professional's resource for public architecture."
  • There are a number of firms who specialize in restoration architecture. They might be able to provide you with advice or sources to consult.
  • Fine Woodworking magazine includes a listing of people who accept custom woodworking jobs. Some of them might be able to provide you with advice or sources.
  • The Patterson Inn, a historic site run by our local historical society, has a log cabin built around the same time, and may be able to help you find more information.