"This study will trace the history of work in the glass industry as it evolved from a rural, preindustrial structure to one characterized by large plants and machine production"--Leaf 22.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--George Washington University, 1984.
Includes bibliographical references: leaves -400.
Glass making techniques (furnaces, blowing and working, molds) for table glass, bottles, windows.
Photocopy. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Dissertation Information Service, 2013. 400 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Filmed as received: pages missing in number only (p. 220, 297, 337) ; duplicate page numbers (p. 217, 286) ; page following 218 is unnumbered. There is a duplicate of p. 54 bound in at the back.
Purchase; ProQuest Information and Learning; 2013; 1000129915; 1000129916
19th century furnaces: p. 182-227; mold-makers and machinists: p. 228-289; cutting and grinding devices: p. 289-307; bottle and window machinery: p. 307-314.
Introduction (p. 1-32). Anomalies of progress ; Precedents: a historiography of industrialization; History of work: discussions on the nature of skilled work; Examining the elements of preindustrial work; Examining the process of industrialization; Methodology of this study; The history of glassworking in context --
Ch. 1 (p. 33-117). Shaping a new era [Colonial-1860] --
Ch. 2 (p. 118-169). Workers' response to industrialism [unions, organizations] --
Ch. 3 (p. 170-326). The new factory artisans and the development of glass-forming machinery [furnaces, molds, pressing machines, flat glass machinery, etc.] --
Ch. 4 (p. 327-385). The emergence of a modern industry, 1890-1915 [machine shops, molds, workers].