CAMBRIDGE – There’s something about a handmade item that is crafted with care, passion, patience and love. Two Cambridge, Ohio businesses take those qualities and wrap them in a gift of inspiring talent.
The smell of fresh cut wood welcomes you when you enter the door at the Cambridge Wooden Toy Company & Great American Steam Locomotive Museum. For over 40 years, master craftsman Brian C. Gray has been creating handmade steam locomotives from walnut. The museum display room is a magnificent look at the impact railroads had on the growth of America. Model trains, equipment, and old photographs tell the story of America’s Steam Locomotives.
In addition, Brian handcrafts wooden toys for the “young and young at heart.” Alongside his hand carved steam locomotives, children are delighted to find cascading marble trees, alphabet train cars, rocking horses and much more – all within reach. The shop and museum are open year-round from 9am-5pm on Monday – Saturday. You’ll even receive a personal tour by the craftsman himself.
The world looks rosier through colored glass. A blend of beauty and fine craftsmanship, Mosser Glass has created works of art for nearly 50 years in Cambridge. Giving visitors a chance to see the glass making process up close, Mosser Glass offers free guided factory tours. The showroom and retail store feature a unique blend of traditional and modern glassware designs and gift items. Hours for the showroom are 8am – 5pm on Monday-Friday. (Check with the store regarding factory tour times.)
9279 Cadiz Road, Cambridge | (740) 439-1827
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