American innovations in glass pressing

American Glass: 1760-1830
Kenneth M. Wilson. The Toledo Museum of Art. 1994
Pages 265-285 provide an excellent overview of the American development of glass pressing. Many specific patents are mentioned.
American Glass
George S. McKearin and Helen McKearin. Crown. 1941
Page 335 includes an account of Deming Jarves' 1830 patent for pressing glass vessels with handles, such as the lid of the covered dish shown on this site.