Depression-glass meaning

Machine-pressed, tinted glassware mass-produced during the 1920s and 1930s.
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Cheap glassware mass-produced during the Depression of the 1930s, usually molded in patterns in pale colors, and collectible since the early 1970s.
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Origin of depression-glass

  • From its being manufactured during the Depression

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition