Glass cutters, with a brief history of flat glass / by Charles Norton Williams.

Glass cutters, with a brief history of flat glass / by Charles Norton Williams.
Williams, Charles N. (Charles Norton)
College Station, TX : Pub., 2012.
275 p.: ill., geneal. tables ; 29 cm.
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Purchase; Amazon; 2012; 1000125017; 1000125016
Includes bibliographical references (p. 268-273) and indexes.
"This one-of-a-kind book describe[s] some 1,400 different glass cutters collected from around the world by the author during the past 35 years. A brief history of flat window glass describes its manufacture, application, taxation, etc. from the time of the Romans, through France and England to the United States. The early use of flint tools and grozing yrnes for cutting and shaping glass in noted. These tools were used for shaping the stained glass in the early cathedrals. Five hundred U.S. glass cutter patents and 28 US glass cutter design patents beginning in 1860 through 2009 are listed by date, inventor and title. A list of corporate, product line, distributor, etc. names are also described further as being in one or more of the 23 "style categories" the author has set up that show pictures of 600 cutters and detailed descriptions of all 1,400 different glass [cutters]"--P. [4] of cover.
A brief history of flat glass and manufacturing methods --
History of flat glass cutting tools --
Techniques for cutting flat glass --
Glass cutter patents --
Introduction to the glass cutter collection --
Glass cutter categories (23) by type, picture, description and patent --
Associated items --