Answered By: Rebecca Hopman
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2016     Views: 35

I have attached a few lists of books, articles, and other resources that may be of use. Most of these resources are not about Shiny Brite in particular, but might include information on the company and the ornaments. Just a quick bit of background: Max Eckardt started the Shiny Brite company around 1937. Corning Glass Works (now Corning Inc.) manufactured the blank ornaments and Shiny Brite decorated the blanks. I recently answered a question about Corning’s manufacturing process (for ornaments) – you can find my answer here:

There are a number of blog posts and websites devoted to Shiny Brite ornaments. Below are a few posts I found. I can’t guarantee the accuracy of their information, but from what I’ve read they give a good summary of what I know.

If you are interested in borrowing any of the materials listed in the attached documents, you can put in an Interlibrary Loan request at your local library. We will lend books if we have a second copy in the collection, and scan articles or book chapters. You can read more about our policies here: