One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder.
Dark blue ledger with plain covers and no special endpapers. Only the first 74 p. and last 26 p. were used. Entries at the end are dated between 1902-1907 and are not in chronological order.
Includes notes on the "proper working of the new process moulds", paste for moulds, cryolite glass (G. Blackwell, color merchant Liverpool), crackled glass, red or ruby lustre for tiles (Gibbons), modelling wax, rough sketch of benzine glory hole as used at Richardsons, "used for first time blast & coal gas furnace for melting tops of new process goods-one of Fletchers burners used", sketch of lathe used for cutting off glass with wire, talc v. silver leaf, new way of melting tops of wines, tumblers, etc., citron yellow, Rockingham, peacock blue, dark brown, roots blower for heating the furnaces and blowpipes, best sire for plaster moulds, first use of skeleton steel tinned for ribbed moulds, glass to imitate onyx agate, best furnace for melting tops of wines, tumblers, etc., new furnace heated with gas for glory hole, gold color from uranium oxide, ruby from gold, copper lustre, brick for new furnace, "new glory hole which is being used in America", copying documents, and new pink. Very last entry is a list of patents for glass: Willetts (1885), Webb (1878), and Paquelin (1892).
Includes recipes for amber, torquoise [sic], copper ruby, avanturine, lead batch (H. Northwood), burmese (Webb), pomona green, topaz, alabaster, Gibbons yellow for tiles, opaque yellow, ruby from gold, white for vases; "old recipes for glass making given to me by one of the men": yellow-green, small pot of ruby, violet, torquoise, opal, dark green, white enamel, transparent red, white, firestone, black, dark amber, light amber, wax red, best green, canary color, purple, enamel green, blue, Hongburn amber, Hongburn volute, flint batch; recipes "from Gillinders book of receipts": best flint, ruby gold, ruby copper, lime batch; "receipts given to me by J.H. Richardson": flint, albatine, opalescent, straw opalescent, blue opalescent, best mixture for pressed glass, ruby, aurora, brown or cinnamon, chrysophase, lemon opalescent; "glass made at the Steuben Glass Works from Sept. 1903": flint crystal. Recipes at the back include rose from sel & Cd.S., brown, Cn ruby (J. King), amberina (J. King), topaz, green, blue green, citron yellow, white, opaque yellow, blue from cobalt, puce from nickel, amber, copper lustre glass, copper ruby, opaque yellow, opalescent, green avanturine, ruby from gold, torquoise, blue opaline, yellow opalescent, lead batch, and silver.
Loose items (4 sheets of misc. recipes) now housed in a separate folder titled: Dark blue notebook II: notes on glassmaking & other subjects as occurred.
Fragile materials. Use the digital or microform copies of the notebooks.
Notebook digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009.
Loose items digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in August 2010.