All About Glass

All About Glass

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Glass manufacture and the glass sand industry of Pennsylvania, by Charles Reinhard Fettke, Ph.D.
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Fettke, Charles R. (Charles Reinhard), 1888-1959. 20272 Harrisburg, Penna., J. L. L. Kuhn, printer, 1918 [i.e.1919] 278 p. 108 plates (part fold., incl. maps, diagrs.) 23 cm. TP853.P4 Cover dated 1919. Author's name misspelled on original cover: Pettke. Bibliography: p. 264-270. c. 2-Stacks

Report of Commission appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to visit and report upon the International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Art in Paris, 1925 / Charles R. Richards, chairman, Henry Creange, Frank Graham Holmes.
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United States. Commission to the Paris Exposition, 1925. 22562 [s.l.: s.n.], [1925?] 103 p. 24 cm. T805 From the collection of Frederick Carder. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. Frederick Carder and Charles J. Connick were members of this commission. Glass: p. 55-58; Stained glass, by

La sculpture décorative moderne, documents réunis par Henri Rapin...
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Rapin, Henri. 20311 [Paris]: C. Moreau, [1925-29] 3 v.: 96 plates; 41 cm. 1.-3. sér. NB548 Issued in portfolios. On cover of v. 2: La sculpture decorative à l'Exposition des arts décoratifs de 1925. Vol. 1, c. 1 cover and v. 1, c. 2 digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. Vol. 2-3

Justina's Pineapple | You Design It; We Make It
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Visit The Corning Museum of Glass to try your hand at designing your own glass masterpiece. With You Design It, We Make It!, glassmaking comes alive for Museum guests of all ages. This popular hands-on program is available during the summer and some school breaks. See Justina's drawing with

Conservation Problems of 'Zwischengoldglas'. Part I: Laboratory Examinations and Possible Treatments
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Brill, Robert H. others Journal of Glass Studies v. 22, 1980, pp. 12-35 AI9442 ill. Reference list B: Conservation, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, B-7 Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Digitized by OCLC Digitization Services in 2008. Text

Lead Isotopes in Some Japanese and Chinese Glasses
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Brill, Robert H. others Ars Orientalis v. 11, 1979, pp. 87-109 AI9443 ill. Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. CitationDB A49A6588-D4C7-481C-974C-6598A1666408.pdf Glass

Laboratory Studies of Some European Artifacts Excavated on San Salvador Island
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Brill, Robert H. others Columbus and his World: Proceedings of the First San Salvador Conference, pp. 247-292. AI19047 Additional info: held at The College Center of the Finger Lakes, Bahamian Field Station, San Salvador Island, Bahamas, Oct. 30- Nov. 3, 1986. Donald T. Gerace, comp Reference list

Lead Isotope Studies of Some of the Finds from the Serçe Liman Shipwreck
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Barnes, I. L. Brill, R. H. Deal, E. C. and Piercy, G. V Proceedings of the 24th International Archaeometry Symposium Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1986, pp. 1-12 AI18385 ill. Additional info: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, May 14-18, 1984, Jacqueline S. Olin and M. James

The Kenchreai opus sectile Glass Panels Revisited: A Comparison and Assessment of Previous Treatments.
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Koob, S. P. Brill, R. H. Thimme, D. Archaeological Conservation and Its Consequences, London: The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, 1996, pp. 105-110, ill. AI1407 Additional info: Preprints of the Contributions to the Copenhagen Congress, Aug. 26-30, 1996.

Iron and Sulfur Related Colors in Ancient Glasses
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Schreurs, J. W. H. Brill, R. H Archaeometry v. 26, no. 2, 1984, pp. 199-209 AI13332 Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Also available online in the Science Research database. CitationDB 55FC4B02-74FE-44FE-90B4-455F8D012F8A.pdf Glass Location:  Periodicals Call Number

A 'Weeping' Glass Bowl at the Ashmolean Museum
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Newton, Roy Brill, Robert H Journal of Glass Studies v. 27, 1985, pp. 93-96 AI15256 ill. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-46 Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Digitized by OCLC Digitization Services in 2008

The Use of Silanes in Glass Conservation
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Errett, Raymond F. Lynn, Merrill. Brill, Robert H. Adhesives and Consolidants: Preprints of the Contributions to the Paris Congress, 1984 London: International for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, 1984, pp. 185-190 AI15099 Additional info: N.S. Brommelle, Elizabeth M. Pye, and Perry

Ben tornato a Napoli
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Brill, Robert H. The Corning Museum of Glass Newsletter Summer 1984, pp. 1-2 AI12711 ill. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-42 Corning restores damaged Venetian and "façon de Venise" glasses from two Naples museums Also available

A Passion Bottle by Alexandre Soudart
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Since 1977, the collections of The Corning Museum of Glass have included a rather curious object. 1 It is a tall, footed, cylindrical bottle of colorless glass, in which float numerous small lampworked figures suspended from buoyant glass bubbles (Fig. 1). The top of the bottle is sealed, forming a

Aric Snee Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as Aric Snee creates three blown glass vases, assisted by George Kennard and Ryan Doolittle. 

The Glastenbury Glass Factory Company
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Presented here is a report of the excavation of the Glastenbury Glass Factory Company site in conjunction with the documentary evidence on the production and operations of this factory. This excavation, prompted by the imminent eradication of the site by the relocation of Connecticut Route 2 the

[Drafts of business letters].
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 92263 [1880-1885?] [192] p.; 21 cm. + ca. 80 misc. pages and envelopes laid in. F-15211 Written in a composition notebook in both ink and pencil (the latter is often difficult to read). Not all letters have a complete date, but the earliest is March 13, 1880. This item

La culture artistique en Amérique / S. Bing.
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Bing, Siegfried, 1838-1905. 107197 Paris, 1896. 119 p.; 26 cm. N6510 Includes index. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009. Book review from an unidentified source laid in. La Farge: p. 38, 79, 84-85, 87, 101-102; Tiffany: p. 79, 85-91, 96, 101-102. CMGL also has an illustrated

A price list of Alford cut glass.
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C.G. Alford & Co. New York, NY, USA. 115836 Price list 1904 New York: C. G. Alford & Co., Inc., 1904. [10] p.: ill.; 20 cm. Cut glass: Alford, C.G., & Co., New York, NY, USA. (F-53C) Factory is located in Honesdale, PA. Clearwater C0002 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010.

Price list of blanks.
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H.C. Fry Glass Company, Rochester, PA, USA. 115883 Rochester, Pa.: H.C. Fry Glass Company, [n.d., 1901-1920] 25 p.: ill.; 23 x 31 cm. Cut glass: Fry, H.C., Glass Company, Rochester, PA, USA. (F-15986C) Trade catalog. Price list is for catalog of 30 pages. Includes glass blanks for cutting.

[Catalog 1917].
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Westmoreland Specialty Company, Grapeville, PA, USA. 110879 Grapeville, Pa.: Westmoreland Specialty Company, [1917] 1 v. (various pagings): ill.; 23 x 30 cm. Westmoreland Specialty Company Trade catalog. Westmoreland Specialty Company compiled their catalogs by using catalog pages from previous

[Loose-leaf notebook of glass recipes].
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Carder, Frederick. 112161 1919-1933. 1 v. R-1058 Archives. This item is in the Frederick Carder notebook collection. See BIB 84746. Notebook includes A-Z tabs, although recipes within each letter section are not in alphabetical order. There are only blank pages under F, H, I, J, K, Mc, Q, V, X, Z.

Rough sketch book.
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Carder, Frederick. 119916 [n.d., between 1888-1900?] [11] p.: ill.; 15 x 22 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Rough sketch book Carder sketchbook. Part of the Carder/Steuben collection. This item is in the Frederick Carder papers. First page is a watercolor of a fishing boat approaching a

A handbook of laboratory glass-blowing / by Bernard D. Bolas, with numerous diagrams in the text by Naomi Bolas.
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Bolas, Bernard D. 119808 London: Routledge; New York: Dutton, 1921. vi, 106 p.: ill.; 20 cm. TP859 Also issued online. Purchase; Amazon; 2012; 1000120391 A digital copy of this book was made by/for Joseph Imler from the book in the University of California Library. CMGL has a copy of the digital

[Black loose leaf memo book with glass recipes].
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Carder, Frederick. 112159 Frederick Carder, 1926 1926. 1 v.; 18 x 11 cm. R-1058 Archives. This item is in the Frederick Carder notebook collection. See BIB 84746. First page is a key associating numbers from 1 to 96 with various compounds. Other pages are recipes for different glasses. Includes

'Tis the season.
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Steuben Glass (Firm), Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 100864 Tis the season Corning, N.Y.: Corning Inc., 2007. 40 p.: col. ill.; 20 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. Five penguins featured on cover. Includes ornaments for the holiday season. "Vintage Steuben: now available for purchase is a rare

Oeuvres de René Lalique.
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René Lalique et cie, Paris, France. 117795 Les Verreries de René Lalique Paris: René Lalique et cie, [n.d., 1934-1938?] (Paris: Theo Brugiere) 15 p.: ill.; 20 cm. Lalique, René, et cie Trade catalog. Suggested date provided by previous owner. "The photographs on [sic] this booklet have

Amtlicher Bericht über die allgemeine Deutsche Gewerbe-Ausstellung zu Berlin im Jahre 1844.
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Deutsche Gewerbe-Ausstellung (1844: Berlin, Germany) 117338 Berlin: K. Reimarus 1845. 5 pts. in 3; 23 cm. T440 1844.E1 This was the largest German exhibition with 3040 exhibitors and was sponsored by the Prussian government. The third volume contains T. 2, Abt. 2, T. 3, and Uebersicht der

Steuben: collections 1992.
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Steuben Glass (Firm), Corning, NY, USA. George Watts & Son, Inc. Corning Incorporated. 71403 Collections 1992 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Incorporated, [1992] 32 p.: col. ill.; 15 x 19 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. "This catalogue features nine Steuben collections from which to select, including the

De l'art de la verrerie: où l'on apprend à faire le verre, le cristal, & l'email, la maniere de faire les perles, les pierres précieuses, la porcelaine, & les miroirs, la méthode de peindre sur le verre... & curiositez, inconuës jusqu'à present / par M. Haudicquer de Blancourt.
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Haudicquer de Blancourt, Jean, approximately 1650- Neri, Antonio, 1576-1614. Arte vetraria distinta in libri sette. 78988 Art de la verrerie Paris: Chez Jean Jombert..., 1697. [14], 602, [5] p., [8] leaves of plates (some folded): ill. (engravings); 17 cm. (12mo) TP856 Signatures: [pi]⁸ A-3D⁸+⁴ 3E⁴

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