All About Glass

All About Glass

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Propos d'art et de technique [electronic resource]
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Gaudin, Félix, 1851-1930. 110368 Paris: Librairie de La Plume, 1896..pdf 72 p. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. Electronic reproduction. [Clermont-Ferrand: J.-F. Luneau, 2006].pdf Lectures delivered in Paris, July 4, 1891 and May 12, 1894. Gaudin discusses the history of stained glass,

[Sketches of illustrations from] Zoologia danica: sev Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae, Volumen primum, Volumen secundum, austore Otto Friedrich Müller.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Müller, Otto Frederik, 1730-1784. Zoologia danica. 97763 Zoologia danica [n.d., between 1863-1890?] 1 v.: ill. (some col.); 21 cm. Blaschka Archives, Box 24 This title is in the Blaschka archive. Displayed in the exhibition titled "The Blaschka sea creatures:

[Blaschka notebook beginning] L. Agassiz, Contributions to the natural history of the United States of N. America.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1893. Contributions to the natural history of the United States of America. 1857-1862. 97741 L. Agassiz, Contributions to the natural history of the United States of N. America [n.d., between 1857-1880?] 77 p.: ill.; 20 cm. Blaschka Archives, Box

[Certificate of appointment of Inspector of pot and pearl ashes Ebenezer Jenkins].
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131692 1818. 1 certificate: ink and pencil on paper; 26 x 41 cm. Unit 32, Drawer 6 Certificate is in two pieces from being folded in half vertically for so long; previous folding also caused text from right side of certificate to bleed, in mirror-image, onto left side of document. Two pieces of

Moulds pattern shop, Steuben.
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Huffman, Harry E., 1898-1967. 119482 [Corning, N.Y.: H. Huffman, 1932-1933] 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 18 cm. TP853.N6 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. Cover title. Only 8 pages of the ledger book have been used. Ledger book used by Harry Huffman during his employment at Steuben to record

Jobs.
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Huffman, Harry E., 1898-1967. 119483 [Corning, N.Y.: H. Huffman, 1930-1933] 2 v. (231 p.): ill.; 18 cm. TP853.N6 Vol. 1 digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2011. Vol. 2 digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in April 2012. Cover title. Daybooks used by Harry Huffman during his employment at

Scrap book / [compiled by Frederick Wilson].
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Wilson, Frederick, 1858-1932. 127947 Scrapbook [between 1892-1932] 1 v. (152 p.): ill., photographs, plans; 41 cm. Higgins Collection, Box 2 Loose items inserted in the front have been placed in an archival folder which will be kept in the same box as the album. The following loose items were

[Design drawings for vase prototype with stopper] [electronic resource].
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Thorpe, Marc. Rochelle, Chris. 131277 2012. 1 computer file. "marc thorpe design" logo appears on each drawing as does "Venini Art glass". Four design drawings brought by Thorpe as inspiration for glass piece to be made at GlassLab. Thorpe reinterpreted a carafe designed by his

[Design concepts for bowl with slot] [electronic resource].
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Owen, Josh, 1970- Rochelle, Chris. 131547 2012. 1 computer file. This file is p. 13-15 (of 18) of series titled Experimental domestic vessels. Three images used to make prototype of bowl with slot for cell phone charger. Owen collaborated with gaffer Chris Rochelle May 29-30, 2012 during his time

[Design concepts for candlestick holder] [electronic resource].
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Owen, Josh, 1970- Rochelle, Chris. 131546 2012. 1 computer file. This file is p. 10-12 (of 18) of series titled Experimental domestic vessels. Three images used to prototype brick-shaped candlestick holder with three holes for candles or matches. Owen collaborated with gaffer Chris Rochelle May 29

[Design concepts for abstract flower vase] [electronic resource].
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Owen, Josh, 1970- Rochelle, Chris. 131550 2012. 1 computer file. This file is p. 16-18 (of 18) of series titled Experimental domestic vessels. Three images used to prototype abstract flower vase seemingly made from two drinking glasses intersecting at center to form cross-like vase. Owen

[Five experimental domestic vessels for use in prototyping design concepts] [electronic resource].
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Owen, Josh, 1970- Rochelle, Chris. 131535 2012. 1 computer file. This file is p. 1 (of 18) of series titled Experimental domestic vessels. Image of five glass objects used to prototype design concepts; objects include toothbrush holder cup, bowl with slot for cell phone charger, toilet paper jar,

[Design concepts for toilet paper jar] [electronic resource].
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Owen, Josh, 1970- Rochelle, Chris. 131537 2012. 1 computer file. This file is p. 2-6 (of 18) of series titled Experimental domestic vessels. Five images used to make prototype of toilet paper jar at GlassLab. Owen collaborated with gaffer Chris Rochelle May 29-30, 2012 during his time at GlassLab

Sublime [electronic resource]: a series of glass patterns for GlassLab, Corning 2012.
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Boym, Constantin. Boym, Laurene. Rochelle, Chris. Jack, Aaron. 131574 2012. 1 computer file. Document with text summarizes the Boyms' plan to illustrate the phenomenon of finding beauty even in horrific subject matters. Three images appear below text to further illustrate this: forest fire,

Sublime II [electronic resource]: forest fire.
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Boym, Constantin. Boym, Laurene. Rochelle, Chris. Jack, Aaron. 131666 Forest fire 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawing features two platters, one drawn above other. Platter on upper portion of drawing is view from side angle; the platter is in green with yellow and red depicting fire. Platter on

Sublime III [electronic resource]: tsunami.
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Boym, Constantin. Boym, Laurene. Rochelle, Chris. Jack, Aaron. 131625 Tsunami Design drawing for hurricane platter prototype 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawing features two platters, one drawn above other. Platter on upper portion of drawing is view from side angle and is drawn with blue and

Sublime I [electronic resource]: oil spill.
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Boym, Constantin. Boym, Laurene. Rochelle, Chris. Jack, Aaron. 131655 Oil spill Design drawing for oil spill platter prototype 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawing features two platters, one drawn above other. Platter on upper portion of drawing is view from side angle; black oil spill surrounds

The Te Deum: the hymn and the window: a sermon preached in the First Presbyterian Church of Syracuse, N.Y., the thirtieth day of September, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Six / by Rev. George B. Spalding.
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Spalding, George B. 128566 [Syracuse, N.Y.: The Church, 1906] (Syracuse, N.Y.: Mason-Henry Press) [10] p., [1] plate: ill.; 26 cm. Higgins Collection Box 1, Folder: The Te Deum: the hymn and the window Description of the window designed by Frederick Wilson and executed by Tiffany Studios: p. [9-10]

A collection of antique vases, altars, pateræ, tripods, candelabra, sarcophagi, &c. from various museums and collections, engraved on 170 plates / by Henry Moses. With historical essays.
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Moses, Henry, 1782?-1870, engr. Baber, Henry Hervey, 1775-1869. 99384 Moses' antique vases [London]: H.G. Bohn, [1814] xii, 61, [1] p.: ill., 150 (i.e. 151) pl. 23 cm. N5615 Portland vase: plate 50. Plate 85 has a pencil sketch of a lamp body and shade added to the top of one of the

Motifs historiques d'architecture et de sculpture d'ornament. Décorations extérieures empruntées à des edifices français du commencement de la renaissance à la fin de Louis XVI (XVIe, XVIIe, XVIIIe siècles) / par Césare Daly.
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Daly, César, 1811-1893. 123555 Décorations extérieures empruntées à des edifices français du commencement de la renaissance à la fin de Louis XVI (XVIe, XVIIe, XVIIIe siècles) Paris: C. Massin, [1911] 2 v.: plates (some folded); 46 cm. Nouvelle éd. NA3549.A1 Vol. 1-2 digitized by Boston

Gas fixtures.
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Iden & Co., New York, NY, USA. 120210 New York: Iden & Co., [1877] pl. 122-193: ill. (some col.); 27 x 34 cm. Iden & Co. Water damaged prior to CMGL acquisition. Front board detached from catalog, lacks spine and rear board. Notable acquisitions 2011. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging

Price list adopted by the Glass Bottle Blowers' Association of the United States and Canada, for the blast of...
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Glass Bottle Blowers Association of the United States and Canada. 127276 Wage scale and working rules adopted by the Glass Bottle Blowers' Association of the United States and Canada and the Glass Bottle and Vial Manufacturers' Association. Camden, N.J.: The Association, 1895-1902. v.; 14

Beschreibung des Lustschlosses und Gartens Sr. Königl. Hoheit des Prinzen Heinrichs: Bruders des Königs, zu Reinsberg, wie auch der Stadt und der Gegend um dieselbe: Nebst einem in Kupfer gestochenen Grundrisse...
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Hennert, C. W. 120254 Binder's spine title: Kleins Naturs. d. Konig. Ungarn Berlin: Bey Friedrich Nicolat [ie Nicolai], Buchhändler unter der Stechbahn, 1778. 3 p. l., [5]-94 p., 1 leaf, folded plate: map; 18 cm. DD901.R46 Notable acquisitions 2011. Description of the glass house of Zechlin

Contributions towards a history of glass making and glass makers in Staffordshire, with an extraordinary tale entitled "A legend of the glass-house," founded on fact / altered from the original by R.S.
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Simms, Rupert, b. 1853. 126269 History of glass making and glass makers in Staffordshire Legend of the glass-house Wolverhampton: Whitehead Bros., 1894. 15 p.; 25 cm. TP854.E5 Signed "Fredk Carder, 1894". Section on Thomas and George Hawkes on p. 8 marked in pencil "for T.G.H."

Album no. 18: electric fixtures.
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Gibson Gas Fixture Works, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, USA. 120208 Album no. 18: combination fixtures [S.l.]: William E. Yost, c1901. p. 601-762, [1] p.: ill. plates; 36 cm. Gibson Gas Fixture Works, Inc. Original front board, lacks spine, pages at end and back board. Several loose pages. Notable

Glass: interesting facts connected with its discovery and manufacture / J.E. Caldwell and Company.
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J.E. Caldwell & Co. 123783 Cut glass Philadelphia: J.E. Caldwell, [1880-1896?] 22 p.: ill.; 18 cm. NK5112.54 Patterns described and/or illustrated include Russian, strawberry diamond, hob-nail, fan and diamond, quarter diamond and star. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging May 2012. Notable

Glass blowing by automatic machinery.
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Automatic Glass Blowing Patents Syndicate, Ltd. 126275 Owens & Colburns' patent automatic glass blowing machine [West Bromwich: Automatic Glass Blowing Patents Syndicate, Ltd., 1901] (Birmingham: M. Billing, Son & Co.) [4] leaves, 7 plates: ill.; 27 cm. TP859.5 "Mr. Chapman, write

Motifs historiques d'architecture et de sculpture d'ornement. Décorations intérieures empruntées a des édifices français, du commencement de la renaissance a la fin de Louis XVI (XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles) / par César Daly.
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Daly, César, 1811-1893. 124138 Décorations intérieures empruntées a des édifices français, du commencement de la renaissance a la fin de Louis XVI (XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles) Paris: C. Massin, [1912] Nouv. éd. 2 v.: plates (some folded); 46 cm. NA3549.A1 Vol. 1-2 digitized by Boston

Frank Leslie's holiday book of pictures, stories and poems for little folks.
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Leslie, Frank, 1821-1880. 121221 Holiday book of pictures, stories and poems for little folks Frank Leslie's holiday book for children New York: Frank Leslie, c1881. 1 p.l., 288 [2] p.: col. front., ill.; 26 cm. PZ7 "Something about glass and its manufacture": p. 22-27. Glass

Exclusive designs of art glassware, deep etched ware of the old Central quality / made by Central Glass Works, Wheeling, W.Va.
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Central Glass Co. (Wheeling, W. Va.) 126674 Exclusive designs in deep etched ware of the old Central quality Wheeling, W.Va. Central Glass Works. [ca. 1905-10] [12] p.: entirely ill.; 24 x 31 cm. Central Glass Co. (Wheeling, W. Va.) Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2012. Includes deep etched

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