By the early 1400s the glass industry in the region had become well-established and became a tradition passed on from father to son.
One of the premier families of glass makers was the Greiner family, and it was their descendents who would produce the first glass marbles.
Louis Robert Greiner also constructed a factory nearby in 1856.
Once the forest in the vicinity was depleted, these itinerant factories were moved to new locations, leaving behind few traces.
A glassworks was established in Marktiegel by Elias Greiner Vetters Sohn in 1853.
Soon thereafter these two were joined by other glass artisans, and their glassworks swiftly became a source of fine luxury vessels used by the aristocracy.
Ointment flasks were among the first objects produced by the glassworks, followed by drinking glasses and small round window panes called "blisterpanes" and "bullseye panes."The location was favorable for glassworks because timber could easily be dragged down from the nearby mountains, thus supplying the factories with much needed wood for the ovens.
They then settled on the banks of the Lauscha River, licensed to do so by the Duke of Sachen-Coburg, Johann Casimir.
The site of the subsequent glassworks they built there, Hultenplatz ("foundry place"), is still known by the same name today.Nuns and monks were among the earliest to operate glassworks in the region.These glassworks, Glashutten (or "glass huts"), became more numerous as secular residents of the region acquired the knowledge of glass making, which was at first exclusive to the church because of its members' ability to read Latin, the language in which the ancient glass making recipes were written.Latin brides can be found in many places in the world but most Latin women consider home to be Mexico and the many countries of Central and South America The Latin woman can come in many shapes and sizes, skin colors and hair textures, and may have different amounts of European, African, and native ancestry.In general, the Latin bride was raised in a culture that puts an emphasis on the man being in charge while the woman’s primary focus remains on the family and home.Other glassworks were built in Klein-Tettlau (1680), Gebiet Altenfeld (1648), Neustadt (1698), and Krumbach (1615) during this century. It was founded when, due to an abundance of timber in Frankenwald, Hans Greiner and Christoph Muller proposed to erect a glassworks there, negotiating with the local ruler to do so.