All About Glass

All About Glass

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[Photographic album].
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 87385 [Dresden: Blaschka, n.d.] 1 v.: 16 photographs; 27 cm. R-641 Green velvet cover with pewter floral spray and clasp. First image is Leopold Blaschka as an elderly man. First space for photograph is empty; there are 16 photographs in

Leop. Blaschka 1849 aus Böhmischaicha.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 97740 1849. 1 v.: ill.; 18 cm. Blaschka Archives, Box 23 Small handwritten notebook, probably the earliest item in the Blaschka archives. Includes notes on Galvannismus, Versilberung (recipes for using gold and silver); drawings, perhaps of glass eyes and, on the same

[Photographic album].
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939 87386 [Dresden: Blaschka, n.d.] 1 v.: 62 photographs; 28 cm. R-641 Green leather cover with silver colored clasp. First image on first page is Leopold Blaschka. There are 62 photographs in all, including some duplicates. This album includes

Correspondenz-Buch III.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 97766 Correspondenzbuch III [1876-1877] 1 v. (unpaged); 21 cm. R-838 Cover title. Drafts of business letters, in German and English. Displayed in the exhibition titled "The Blaschka sea creatures: inspiration and creation", held at the Rakow Research Library,

[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

R. Blaschka [sketchbook].
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Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 87384 Sketchbook [1892] 1 v. (ca. 80 p.): ill.; 11 x 18 cm. R-641 Beginning sketch is captioned "... Tempe, Arizona, 22. April 1892". Sketches of desert country. Most of the pages are blank and are not filmed. A few pages of laid in sketches of islands with

[Sketchbook, beginning with a page of multiple sketches: people, a pendulum clock, and an insect].
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[Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895]. 95869 [n.d., between 1850-1873?] 1 v.: ill.; 21 cm. R-838 Blascka sketchbook, primarily of human figures engaged in various activities, but includes designs for jewelry (earrings, pins, rings, filigree work), decorative objects (mirror, birdcage, tableware), and 1

Adress u. N. Preis Verzeichniss.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 97760 Adress-Preis Verzeichniss [1866-1872] 1 v.: ill.; 21 cm. R-838 Small blue handwritten notebook containing addresses, prices, sketches, etc. Includes one partial page of sketches labeled "Radularien u. Haeckel". Various informal entries are related to

Lieferungs-Buch.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 94604 Lieferungsbuch 1883-1893 1 v. (unpaged); 22 cm. Blaschka Archives, Box 24, Folder "Notebook: Lieferungs-Buch 1883-1892" Cover title. A record of filled orders for sea creatures and plants, with the specific numbers of models sent. Includes 1883

Anmerkungen über Wirbellose Thiere. II.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 63376 Dresden: Blaschka, [n.d., ca. 1870-1890]. 59 handwritten p.; 21 cm. Blaschka Archives, Box 24 Notes on invertebrates. At head of p. 1: Cuvier, Le Regne Animal, 5. u. 6. Bd., Les zoophytes, par M. Milne-Edwards. Digitized by Boston

Geschäfts-Anmerkungen.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 61881 Dresden: Blaschka, 1872-1887. 1 v. (ca 188 p.); 28 cm. R-641 Handwritten account book in German. Laid in: misc. handwritten notes, filmed where they were inserted. Possibly a list of customers; e.g. March 1882, Prof. Bridge Birmingham

Anmerkungen über Wirbellose Thiere. III.
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Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. Heller, Camil, 1823-1917. Zoophyten und Echinodermen des Adriatischen Meeres. 61915 [n.d., ca. 1876?] 124 handwritten p.: ill.; 21 cm. Blaschka archive, Box 23 Cover title. Attributed to Rudolf Blaschka. At head of p. 1: Heller, Die Zoophyten und Echinodermen des

[Anmerkungen über Wirbellose Thiere. I].
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 63377 [S.l.: L. Blaschka?, n.d., ca. 1870-1890]. 1 v. (unpaged); 21 cm. Blaschka Archive, Box 24 Front cover is lacking, back cover is blue. Handwritten notes pertaining to sea creatures, copied from books with references to plates.

[Blaschka notebook beginning with] Gattung Calliactis, Verrill.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 132098 1884-1886. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 21 cm. Blaschka Archive, Box 23 Notebook lacks front cover and p. 1-2. Back cover is marbled green. Handwritten in ink and pencil. Contains notes from books and articles on sea creatures, model sales

Serie gesandt am 24 October 1896
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Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 132116 Previous title: [List of models] n.d., ca. 1894-1906] 1 v. (unpaged); 22 cm. R-641 Title from wrapper. Plant names are in Latin, page headings in German or English. Lists of models and prices, dated January 1894-Oct. 23, 1906, though

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". Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013.

Miethzins Buch Blaschka.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 132112 1864-1877. 1 v. (unpaged); 17 cm. R-838 Cover title. Rent book, with entries dated Jan. 21, 1864-Mar. 5, 1877. Handwritten in ink. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. This title is in the Blaschka archive. This item is on R-838, item 9. Microform

Lead Isotopes in Ancient Coins.
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Brill, Robert H. Shields, William R. Methods of Chemical and Metallurgical Investigation of Ancient Coinage, no. 8 (1972), pp. 279-303, ill. AI81204 Offprint Reference list E: Corning Museum of Glass publications, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, C-7 Includes comparisons

Glass of the alchemists: lead crystal-gold ruby, 1650-1750 / Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, with contributions by Colin Brain,... [et al.].
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Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, Dedo von. Brain, Colin. Corning Museum of Glass. 9780872901698 103865 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, c2008. 356 p.: ill. (chiefly col.); 33 cm. TP851 Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title held June 27, 2008-January 4, 2009 at The Corning

Reflecting antiquity: modern glass inspired by ancient Rome / David Whitehouse; with contributions by William Gudenrath... [et al.].
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Whitehouse, David, 1941-2013. Gudenrath, William. Corning Museum of Glass. 9780872901674 (pbk.) 087290167X (pbk.) 100857 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, c2007. 234 p.: col. ill.; 27 cm. NK5107.6 Catalog of an exhibition of the same title held at the Getty Villa, Malibu, Calif., Oct. 18,

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.) Trade catalog. Catalog contains brown cover, title page, and pages

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

[Travel diary, 1902].
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Carder, Frederick. 112164 Archives finding aid title: Flip open notebook:1902 travel diary 1902. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 17 x 11 cm. R-1058 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. Notebook cover reads "Note book 1d. 100 pages. Cream laid note paper, suitable for pen and pencil."

Formula used at the Steuben Glass Works from 1903 to 1920 / Fredk. Carder.
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Carder, Frederick. 112172 Archives finding aid title: Notebook: Frederick Carder, 1912 formula glass F. Carder, 1912 formula glass [1920] 1 v. (unpaged); 17 x 11 cm. R-1058 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. Tan leather-bound notebook with alphabetic tabs. Cover is tattered.

[Payments to models].
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Carder, Frederick. 116467 [1885-1887] 1 v. (unpaged); 17 x 10 cm. R-1058 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. Notebook with black cover. The front and back covers were originally stuck to other notebooks and shows damage due to the separation of the covers. Most pages are blank.

[Black notebook of loose leaf data sheets II].
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Carder, Frederick. 112169 [1926-1931] 1 v. (unpaged); 18 x 12 cm. R-1058 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. Black 6-ring Lefax ledger book which includes calendars for the years 1929-1930 but entries dated from 1926-1931. Only the first 19 leaves and last 23 leaves were used. Pages

Notes Paris, Aug. & Sept. 1897 / F. Carder, Ivydene John St., Wordsley.
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Carder, Frederick. 112185 1897. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 18 x 12 cm. Carder Notebooks Box 4, Notes Paris, Aug. & Sept. 1897 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. Black cover with gold edging and marbled endpapers. Only 23 leaves have been used. Title page includes sketches of 3 heads

F. Carder 1897 [pocket notebook 1897-1899].
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Carder, Frederick. 112188 1897-1899. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 15 x 9 cm. R-1058 Title from inside front cover. Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. "Ivydene, John St., Wordsley, Staff., England." T.J. Smith, Son & Downes pocket note book with a maroon cover that was

[Black notebook comprised of 2 notebooks of loose leaf data sheets of batch records].
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Carder, Frederick. 112166 First part title: Flint Second part title: Calcite; Aurene; Alabaster; Misc. 1921-1922. 1 v.; 18 x 11 cm. R-1058 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. Black double 6-ring Lefax notebook. Although many entries include the month and day, only a few pages in the

Trials made by Cyril, 1913-1914 & some by myself after
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Carder, Cyril Frederick, 1894-1918. Carder, Frederick. 112170 Important tests 1913-14 Archives finding aid title: Brown notebook "Trials made by Cyril, 1913-1914 & some by myself after 1913-1919. 1 v. (unpaged); 17 x 11 cm. R-1058 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. Small

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