All About Glass

All About Glass

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Verres divers à jambe tirée.
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Cristalleries du Val-Saint-Lambert, Seraing, Belgium. 133352 [Seraing]: Cristalleries du Val-Saint Lambert, [ca. 1895?] [2] loose leaves (i.e., [3] p.): ill.; 32 cm. Val-Saint-Lambert, Cristalleries du Caption title. Trade catalog. Suggested date provided by previous owner, Raymond Chambon. Closely

Gnomonique.
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Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784. 133974 [S.l.: s.n., n.d., 1770-1779?] ii plates; 39 cm. Uncataloged #429, Gnomonique Plate descriptions on p. 14. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. In CMGL collection as part of Uncataloged #429. I. Gnomonique [89, AB s.]-- II. Gnomonique [90]. SpecialO

Perspective.
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Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784. 133967 [S.l.: s.n., n.d., 1770-1779?] ii plates; 39 cm. Uncataloged #429, Perspective Plate descriptions on p. 8-9. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. In CMGL collection as part of Uncataloged #429. I. Perspective [58]-- II. Perspective [59]. SpecialO CorningDB

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

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 Published in conjunction with the opening of a cut glass department in their store at 902 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging May 2012. Patterns described

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] Nouvelle éd. 2 v.: plates (some folded); 46 cm. NA3549.A1 "Portes, panneaux

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 Cover title. "April

Uses and applications of vitrine (soluble glass, silicate of alkali), manufactured by Zimmermann & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Zimmermann & Co. 128078 Cincinnati: Daily Volksfreund Office, 1858. 15 p.; 21 cm. TP869 "Soluble glass (silicate of soda, potash, &c.) is a chemical preparation, for which the arts are indebted to Prof. Fuchs of Munich, Bavaria, who died in 1856. It was first brought into practical use

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 Title from spine. This item is in the Jeffrey Rush Higgins collection on Frederick Wilson. Album has a manufacturer's label: Mark Twain's scrap book

Some small glass beads from San Salvador Island.
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Brill, Robert H. Glass Science in Art and Conservation, September 21-22, 2005, pp. 135-136. 128014 [Marinha Grande, Portugal: Fraunhofer Verlag; 2005]. pp. 135-136: ill.; 28 cm. Robert H. Brill articles Offprint from Glass Science in Art and Conservation. Also available online in the Science

Some early analyses of Egyptian glasses revisited / Norman H. Tennent, Robert H. Brill.
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Tennent, N. H. Brill, Robert H. International Congress on Glass. Abstracts 21st 2007. 127971 [2007] [5] leaves: ill.; 28 cm. NK5107.2 Caption title. Includes bibliographical references. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-114 Also available

Lead and oxygen isotopes in ancient objects.
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Brill, Robert H. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, v. 269 (1970), pp. 143-164. 128034 [London: Royal Society of London, 1970]. p. 143-164: charts; 28 cm. Robert H. Brill articles Offprint from Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. See bib 18505 for full

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

Miethzins-Quittungen Blaschka.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 132114 1877-1886. 1 v. (unpaged); 18 cm. R-838 Cover title. Rent book, with entries dated Mar. 8, 1877-July 1, 1886. Handwritten in ink. Cover bears a red paper label "Leopold Blaschka, Glasmodelleur, Dresden". This item is in the Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka

Tripod connector [electronic resource].
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Alesina, Inna, 1969- Rochelle, Chris. Holtzinger, Adam. Minami, Jason. Sheppard, Annette. 132689 2012. 1 computer file. Design concept for tripod connectors that could potentially be used to hold cardboard tubes; Alesina is interested in the juxtaposition of different materials. Photograph of

Combining glass with embroidery stitching [electronic resource].
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Smilow, Judy. 133114 Combining glass w/ embroidery stitching Combining glass w/embroidery stitching 2012. 1 computer file. Document provides design plan for proposed vase that will feature the combination of two materials "not usually combined". Featured in document are three proposed

Idea 1 [electronic resource]: bubble blower glass.
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Ku, Eric. 133212 Bubble blower glass 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawing includes two images, an image of a glycerin bubble reflecting light against black background and a diagram with two views of bubble blower made from glass with wand attached to opening in glass sphere. Eric Ku collaborated

Idea 3 [electronic resource]: invisible light bulb.
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Ku, Eric. 133214 Invisible light bulb 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawing includes three images of light bulb: one view is labeled "front view" and two views are labeled "side view- in two pieces of glass". Each image is surrounded by simple line border. Eric Ku collaborated

Fabrication des instrumens de mathématique.
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Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784. 133979 Instrumens de mathématiques [S.l.: s.n., n.d., 1770-1779?] iii plates; 39 cm. Uncataloged #429, Instrumens de mathématiques Plate descriptions on p. 14-15. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. In CMGL collection as part of Uncataloged #429. I. Instrumens

Méchanique.
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Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784. 133964 [S.l.: s.n., n.d., 1770-1779?] v plates; 39 cm. Uncataloged #429, Méchanique Plate descriptions on p. 3. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. In CMGL collection as part of Uncataloged #429. I. Méchanique [18, AB s.]-- II. Méchanique [19]-- III.

About Steuben.
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Steuben Glass, inc. 137094 New York, N.Y.: Steuben Glass, [1985?] 22 p.: col. ill.; 19 cm. Cover title. Cover shows a detail view of the Swan Bowl. Steuben has issued various editions of this publication, with differing covers and contents. Photographs on p. 9, 12-18 were taken by Connoisseur

About Steuben Glass.
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Steuben Glass, inc. 137365 New York, N.Y.: Steuben Glass, 1975. 1 folded brochure (6 panels); 17 x 40 cm. folded to 17 x 14 cm. Cover title. Steuben has issued various editions of this publication, with differing covers and contents. A copy of this item was received with the Steuben collection.

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 [i.e. Nicolai], Buchhändler unter der Stechbahn, 1778. 3 p. l., [5]-94 p., 1 leaf, folded plate: map; 18 cm. DD901.R46 Signatures: [*]1A-F8. Bound with Sammlung merkwürdigster

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 Cover title. "Re-printed from the 'Midland Counties Express', Wolverhampton." Digitized by Boston Photo

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 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2012. "Something about glass and

Catalogue of chemical, philosophical and other glassware for laboratories, colleges, museums, assaying works, institutes of technology, academies, &c., &c.
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Whitall Tatum Company, Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY, USA. 127325 Chemical glassware Philadelphia, Pa.: New York: Whitall, Tatum & Co., 1881. 24 p.: ill., 25 cm. Whitall Tatum Company Trade catalog. Includes bottles, flasks, beakers, test tubes, funnels, plates, chemical jars, acid drop

Comments on the layer-counting method / Robert H. Brill.
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Brill, Robert H. 127905 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, 1965. [20] leaves: ill.; 28 cm. QD139.G5 Unpublished report prepared for Roy Newton, Dr. Switsur, Dr. Shaw, Dr. Jewell, Dr. Harden, Dr. Aitken, and Dr. E.T. Hall, March 18, 1965. "The attached comments are in reply to: 1. Dr.

A Chinese-English glossary of terms used in the History of glass and glassmaking / Robert H. Brill; translations by Stephen S. Tong, James C.Y. Watt.
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Brill, Robert H. Tong, Stephen S. C. Watt, James C. Y. Brill, Robert H. Early history of glass and glassmaking in the western world. Chinese. 128622 Corning, N.Y.: R.H. Brill, 1982. 1st draft 20 leaves; 28 cm. F-9797 Reference list D: Other, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses,

[Design concepts for toothbrush holder cup] [electronic resource].
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Owen, Josh, 1970- Rochelle, Chris. 131540 2012. 1 computer file. Three images used to make prototype of toothbrush holder cup. Owen collaborated with gaffer Chris Rochelle May 29-30, 2012 during his time at GlassLab at The Corning Museum of Glass. The glass object that resulted from this image is

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