All About Glass

All About Glass

This is your resource for exploring various topics in glass: delve deeper  with this collection of articles, multimedia, and virtual books all about glass. Content is frequently added to the area, so check back for new items. If you have a topic you'd like to see covered, send us your suggestion. If you have a specific question, Ask a Librarian at our Rakow Research Library.

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Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Clare Belfrage (July 15, 2015)
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See a photo of the finished piece http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-clare-belfrage Watch as Clare Belfrage demonstrates for her class, Line Drawings and More, which explores the crazy wonders of cane drawing, which involves “drawing” with fine glass lines onto glass forms

Pyrex: experts book on better cooking.
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Corning Glass Works. Bradley, Alice, 1875-1946. 129395 Experts book on better cooking Corning, N.Y.: Corning Glass Works, c1924. 28 p.: ill. (some col.); 23 cm. TX715 Cover title. Cook book with recipes prepared by Alice Bradley. This item is in the Dianne Williams collection on Pyrex. Dianne

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: William Gudenrath (July 8, 2015)
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See photos of the finished pieces from this demo at http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-william-gud... Watch as Bill Gudenrath demonstrates for his class, An In-Depth Introduction to Venetian Techniques, which provides students with a firm foundation in the basic movements

Jerry Wright: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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Jerry Wright, former designer and archivist for Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated), reminisces about his time designing CorningWare and Pyrex products. He created an archive of Corning’s houseware products, which supported the System Analysis and Product Liability Defense division.

Tom Patti: Investigations into a Complicated Universe
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Artist Tom Patti was drawn to glass in the 1960s, while designing houses of inflatable plastic for the developing world. “I wanted to work with materials that I could open up and look at,” he says. Sheet glass, readily available and affordable, attracted him as a means to expand his vocabulary of

Stories from the Crystal City
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The History Channel awarded The Corning Museum of Glass a Save Our History grant to partner with Corning Community College and the High School Learning Center for "Stories from the Crystal City," a history project to preserve the memories of Corning-area glass factory workers. The program

Elizabeth Barenthaler oral history interview, 2011 – Rakow Research Library (Audio Only)
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This clip is from an oral history interview with Elizabeth Barenthaler, former employee of Corning Glass Works and The Corning Museum of Glass, recorded May 2011. Elizabeth reminisces about...

Jerry Wright oral history interview, 2014 – Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an oral history interview with Jerry Wright, former product designer and archivist for Corning Incorporated, filmed May 2014. Jerry reminis...

Gordon Casterline oral history interview- Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an interview with Gordon Casterline, retired from Corning, Inc., interviewed May 2010. Gordon Casterline talks about his career with Corning Glass Works/Corning Incorporated.

Neal O'Donnell: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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This September 2014 conversation is with Neal O'Donnell, who worked for Corning Incorporated in their advertising department for scientific labware/glass, and later worked to promote various...

Paul Topichak: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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Paul Topichak worked in a number of Corning Incorporated plants for over 30 years. In this conversation, Topichak speaks about Corning and the glass industry, the different plants he worked...

Al Donnelly oral history interview, 2014 – Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an oral history interview with Al Donnelly, former supervisor of consumer information for the Consumer Products division at Corning Incorpo...

Al Donnelly: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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This conversation is with Al Donnelly, former supervisor of consumer information for the Consumer Products division at Corning Incorporated. Donnelly speaks about his work at Corning in the 1960s to 1980s. He worked in the marketing division and helped produce the Corning World magazine. He also

Dennis Younge: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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This conversation is with Dennis Younge, former designer and market researcher for the Consumer Products division at Corning Incorporated. Younge speaks about his career as a designer,...

David Stafford: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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David Stafford worked in a number of positions related to melting, manufacturing, and forming for Corning Incorporated for over 40 years. In this conversation, Stafford speaks about his career...

Herb Dann Session 2: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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Herb Dann worked as a designer and in product development for Corning Incorporated. In this second conversation, Herb talks about his time at Corning Inc. and his work on Pyrex. Watch the first...

Herb Dann Session 1: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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In this conversation with Herb Dann, he talks about his time at Corning Incorporated and his work on Pyrex products. Dann worked as a designer and in product development for Corning Inc. Watch...

Artisti Barovier, Murano (Venezia), Fabbricatori perle, Veneziane-vetri, artistici-lampadari-appliques, riproduzione di musei.
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Barovier & Toso (Firm) Murano, Italy. 53218 Murano: Artisti Barovier, [1900?] 43 p.: entirely ill.; 19 x 29 cm. Lighting: Barovier & Toso (Firm), Murano, Italy. (F-9645LG) Cover title. Trade catalog. Company name printed on catalog as Artisti Barovier. Date may need to be reattributed.

Mississippi Glass Co., Mississippi Wire Glass Co.
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Mississippi Glass Company, Saint Louis, MO, USA. Mississippi Wire Glass Company. 56818 Saint Louis: Mississippi Glass Co., [1920-1923?] 32 p.: ill.; 22 cm. F-13956F Catalog is undated; date is estimated by comparison with similar items on f-3491.-- Cover is inscribed: Binswanger & Co., Richmond

Lustrerie (illustration).
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 54376 Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: Cristalleries de Saint Louis, [n.d., 1900-1905] 92 pl.: ill. (little col.); 33 cm. Saint Louis, Cristalleries de, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. Trade

1894 supplemental price list. Whitall, Tatum & Co. manufacturers of druggists', chemists' and perfumers' glassware, manufacturers, importers and jobbers of druggists' sundries.
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Whitall Tatum Company, Millville, NJ, USA. 52486 Whitall, Tatum & Co. manufacturers of druggists', chemists' and perfumers' glassware, manufacturers, importers and jobbers of druggists' sundries. Supplemental price list Millville, N.J.: Whitall, Tatum & Co., c1894. 28 p.

Christmas gifts.
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Higgins & Seiter New York, NY, USA. 56861 Gifts New York: Higgins & Seiter, [1910?] [8] p.: ill.; 15 cm. Cut glass: Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA (F-13998C) Trade catalog. Catalog is bound with white cord and has a thin, transparent sheet over cover. Catalog is undated; date is

H.C. Fry Glass Co., manufacturers of blanks, hand-made, blown and pressed.
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H.C. Fry Glass Company, Rochester, PA, USA. 53436 Catalogue of blanks Rochester, Pa.: H.C. Fry Glass Company, [1901-1920] 25 p.: ill.; 23 x 31 cm. Fry, H.C., Glass Company Differs from another catalogue, whose cover and title page titles are identical. The other catalogue is 30 p. of ware. The

Tarif des articles de toilette.
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Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, Paris, France. 53349 Paris: Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, [1903] xii, 122 p.: plates, ill. (some col.); 30 cm. Ed. 1903-1904. Baccarat, Compagnie des cristalleries de Correlates with price list, B-67. Clearwater B0066 Includes perfume bottles,

New designs for glass chandeliers, candelabra, brackets, pendants, lanterns, globes &c. for 1869 and '70.
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J. Defries & Sons, London, England. 54292 J. Defries & Sons, manufacturers of crystal, brass, and ormolu chandeliers, brackets, and every description of glass fittings New improved paraffin lamps for... towns, railway stations, manufactories, etc. London: J. Defries & Sons, [1869] 56 p.

Grand Dépôt de porcelaines, faïences & verreries.
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Grand Dépôt (Firm), Paris, France. Enault, Louis, 1824-1900. 55151 Grand Dépôt de porcelaines, faïences et verreries Paris: E. Bourgeois, [n.d., 1885?] (Paris: Charles Verneau) [52] p.: plates (chiefly col.); 36 cm. Grand Dépôt (Firm) Trade catalog. Includes prices. Grand Dépôt is a retail

Moulures.
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 55398 Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: Cristalleries de Saint Louis, 1905. 1 v.: ill. (some col.); 31 cm. Tableware: Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. (F-2402T) Trade catalog. Index at

Crystall Glas Fabrik, Theresienthal.
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Hütte Theresienthal, Zwiesel, Germany. 55463 Zweiesel, Germany: Theresienthaler Crystall-Glas-Fabrik, [ca. 1840] (Zwiesel: Regensburg) [33] p.: ill.; 30 x 40 cm. Theresienthal, Hütte Cover title. Trade catalog. Line drawings of tableware. Correlates with price list of [ca. 1840], F-8617T (Bib no.

[Trade cards of cut glass, probably 3 incomplete salesman's sets, ca. 1888-1900].
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T.G. Hawkes & Co., Corning, NY, USA. 53460 Corning, N.Y.: T.G. Hawkes & Co., [1888-1900] 250 photographs on cards: entirely ill.; 11 x 19 cm. Hawkes, T.G., & Co. Obtained from Hawkes factory when it closed in 1962. Assembled and indexed by The Corning Museum of Glass Library, 1970. Laid

[Catalog no. 1].
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Art Shade Co., Chicago, IL, USA. 57562 Chicago, Ill.: Art Shade Co., [n.d., 1914-1916?] (Chicago, Ill.: Stadler Photographing Company) [80] p.: col. ill.; 25 x 33 cm. F-16730LG Trade catalog. Dated by owner of catalog. Hand-colored photographs mounted on canvas, with writing on the back of each

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