Famous glass quarter is renowned worldwide. Glass is thought
to have been made as early as 3000 BC in the Middle East.
Prior to this natural glass was made by volcanoes. Glass
bottles were found in the tomb of Thutmose I of Egypt
Early glass blowing was carried out by the Ancient Greeks
around 300 BC. to make larger and more useful vessels
than the earlier Egyptian efforts.
200 BC the Romans made plate glass as decorations and
mosaics, they later went on to make cameo glass.
the 1200s Venice became wealthy as a result of glassmaking,
this industry flourished on the Isle of Murano. Eventually,
once trade secrets were lost, the industry decline in
Venice, but spread elsewhere.
parts of the Black Country also renowned for glass production
include Brierley Hill and Smethwick, where Chance Brothers
were probably the most famous.