Fyens Glasværk – the Funen Glassworks


Bowl from Odense's first industrial glassworks (Fyens Glasværk). The factory exsisted from 1873-4 to the 1980's. Among the glassworks produced at the factory were bottles for milk and beer, lampshades and drinking glasses.

Intro

Fyens Glasværk was established outside the city in 1874. After one hundred years of producing glass, it has now been converted into dwellings.

A lot of glass

A lot of glass Odense’s first industrial glassworks started production of beer and medicine bottles in 1874. In 1889, the factory was named Fyens Glasværk and production was expanded. White glass for lighting elements was one of the factory’s specialities, and from the 1920s, the production of pressed glass, clear and coloured, really took off. The glassworks, Fyens Glasværk, merged with Holmegaard and Royal Copenhagen, but closed down in 1993. When industry came to Funen People on Funen were really on their toes when industrialisation took off in the course of the 19th century. Prior to this, every product was a piece of craftsmanship, often produced for a familiar customer. With the advent of mass production, however, uniform articles were produced for a much wider market.
This location is part of the exhibition 'Funen – at the centre of the universe', at Møntergården in Odense. Read more about the exhibition on our website.


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A lot of glass Odense’s first industrial glassworks started production of beer and medicine bottles in 1874. In 1889, the factory was named Fyens Glasværk and production was expanded. White glass for lighting elements was one of the factory’s specialities, and from the 1920s, the production of pressed glass, clear and coloured, really took off. The glassworks, Fyens Glasværk, merged with Holmegaard and Royal Copenhagen, but closed down in 1993. When industry came to Funen People on Funen were really on their toes when industrialisation took off in the course of the 19th century. Prior to this, every product was a piece of craftsmanship, often produced for a familiar customer. With the advent of mass production, however, uniform articles were produced for a much wider market.