Nightly News   |  October 25, 2011

End of the line for Steuben Glass

The manufacturers of Steuben Glass, the gold standard of handcrafted American lead crystal, is closing shop this holiday season.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: And a bombshell from the business world. It looks like, barring a reprieve, Steuben Glass is going away. Since 1903 it was once the gold standard of handcrafted American lead crystal. Corning Glass sold the business to an Ohio company years ago, and they've since fallen on hard times. Again, barring a reprieve, they'll close up shop, fire the employees the week after Thanksgiving .