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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Spring gift collection 2002.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 72197 New York: Corning Incorporated, c2002. 32 p.: ill.; 22 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. Cover title. "Handkerchief vase" featured on p. [1] of cover. Gift; Corning Community College; 2012; 1000123922; 1000134668 Digitized by Boston

Steuben: corporate gift selections.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 71414 Corporate gift selections Corning, N.Y.: Corning Incorporated, c1992. 36 p.: ill. (some col.); 29 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. "Steuben, a part of Corning since 1918"--P. [4] of cover. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging January

Holiday 1991.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 71397 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Incorporated, c1991. 33 p.: col. ill.; 19 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. Cover title. P. 4 of cover lists businesses and locations that sell Steuben glass. "Moravian Star", glass design by Paul Schulze,

Steuben: collections 1992.
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Steuben Glass, inc., 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

Assignment in excellence: Steuben glass.
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Steuben Glass, inc. Erwitt, Elliott. 71443 New York: Steuben Glass, [n.d., between 1978-1981] 28 p.: ill. (some col.); 16 x 21 cm. TP853.N6 Text to accompany the motion picture: Assignment in glassmaking by Elliott Erwitt. A copy of this item was received with the Steuben Archive. Digitized by

René Lalique: sculptor in glass.
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Woodward & Lothrop. 80268 Washington: Woodward & Lothrop, [1935] [8] p.: port.; 28 cm. NK5198.L1 Cover title. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. Image of portrait included in the exhibition titled Designing for a new century: works on paper by Lalique and his contemporaries, held

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, b. ca. 1650. Neri, Antonio, d. 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 (last

L'arte vetraria distinta in libri sette / del R.P. Antonio Neri Fiorentino.
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Neri, Antonio, d. 1614. 78964 Arte vetraria distinta in libri sette In Firenze: Nella Stamperia de'Giunti, 1612. [6], 114, [6] p.; 22 cm. TP856 "Ne quali si scoprono, effetti marauigliosi, & insegnano segreti bellissimi, del vetro nel fuoco & altre cose curiose, all'Illust.mo

Notizbüchel für 1869-1870.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 87383 [1869-1871] [24] p.; 21 cm. R-641 Cover title. Small blue notebook containing business records organized by month. This may be an order book or a listing of orders shipped. Includes orders for glass eyes (Augen) for animals (Thieraugen) and probably for people.

Lalique mascots.
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Breves Lalique Galleries, London, England. René Lalique et cie. 89500 Lalique mascots: the most beautiful & distinctive form of car decoration London, England: Breves Lalique Galleries, [n.d., 1930-1935?] 1 folded brochure: ill.; 19 cm. Breves Lalique Galleries Car mascots (hood ornaments)

Pâtes de verre.
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92264 Vol. 4-5: Pâte de verre Carnets Pâtes de verre [ca. 1912-1919] 7 notebooks: ill.; 15 cm. TP859.1 Cover title. "Carnet" printed on cover of each notebook; multiplication tables from 2 through 10 printed on back covers. The first five notebooks contain experimental results of making

Lead isotopes in ancient coins / Robert H. Brill and William R. Shields.
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Brill, Robert H. Shields, William R., 1926- Methods of chemical and metallurgical investigation of ancient coinage 1972, pp. [279]-303. 86724 Oxford, Eng.: Oxford University Press, 1972. p. [279]-303: ill.; 25 cm. QD181.P3 Cover title. "Reprinted from Methods of chemical and metallurgical

Glass: a pocket dictionary of terms commonly used to describe glass and glassmaking / compiled by David Whitehouse.
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Whitehouse, David, 1941-2013. Corning Museum of Glass. 0872901653 96551 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, c2006. Rev. ed. 94 p.: col. ill.; 19 cm. NK5104 Includes CMoG objects: 88.3.31, covers, p. facing t.p., p. 10-- 65.3.48, p. 6-- 55.1.62, p. 9-- 75.4.113, p. 11-- 2005.2.8, p. 12-- 92.3.15

Secret formulae for making glass: with original drawings.
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Boston Crown Glass Co. Cotter, Edmund Joseph. 97503 Boston, 1811-1812. 58 p.: ill.; 20 cm. TP857.12 Title from slipcase. Batch book. Handwritten (in multiple hands), with hand-drawn illustrations. Includes recipes from Mt. Vernon Glass Factory by Edmund Joseph Cotter; from Deerfield Glass Factory,

Micrographia, or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses, with observations and inquiries thereupon / by R. Hooke, fellow of the Royal Society.
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Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703. Martyn, John, fl. 1649-1680, printer. Allestry, James, d. 1670, printer. Royal Society (Great Britain). Council. 97628 Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses London: Printed by Jo. Martyn and Ja. Allestry, Printers to the Royal Society,

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

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,

[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

Micrographia, or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses, with observations and inquiries thereupon / by R. Hooke.
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Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703. Martyn, John, fl. 1649-1680, bookseller. Royal Society (Great Britain). Council. 97629 Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses London: Printed for John Martyn, 1667. [36], 246, [10] p., xxxviii leaves of plates (chiefly folded): ill.; 30

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

The book of mirrors.
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Cleveland Window Glass & Door Co., Cleveland, OH, USA. 106164 Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Window Glass & Door Co., 1917-18. 40 p.: ill.; 27 cm. Cleveland Window Glass & Door Co., Cleveland, OH, USA. Accompanied by: Wholesale net price list (November 1917) applying to "The Book of

Framed mirrors: [for] medicine cabinets, bathroom mirrors, store mirrors, hat racks, plate glass desk and table covers, plate glass shelving and window ventilators.
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Cleveland Window Glass & Door Co., Cleveland, OH, USA. 102620 Medicine cabinets, bathroom mirrors, store mirrors, hat racks, plate glass desk and table covers, plate glass shelving and window ventilators Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Window Glass & Door Co., 1915. 36 p.: ill.; 27 cm Cleveland

Tarif des produits de Familleureux, 1888.
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Verreries Réunies, S.A., Familleureux, Belgium. 55571 Familleureux, Belgium: S.A. Verreries Reunies, 1888-[1936?] (Bruxelles: E.M. Rossel) [ca. 115] leaves: ill.; 37 cm. Verreries Réunies, S.A. Trade catalog. Hand-created catalog of cut and pasted printed catalog illustrations with blank spaces.

Cup with Gladiators (Family Tour)
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Much like today, sports fans throughout history have enjoyed drinking from cups decorated with pictures of their heroes. This cup is decorated with pictures of famous gladiators.

Cup with Gladiators (Technique- Family Tour)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the technique used to make this cup with gladiators on it. Much like today, sports fans enjoyed drinking from cups decorated with pictures of their heroes. This cup is decorated with pictures of famous gladiators.

Countless Variations: Lens Combinations
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The world began to realize that so far it had only toyed with glass. Now a brand new material was born.     -Walter Kioulehn, Odyssey of the 41 Glassmakers, 1959 By the mid-1800s, there were still only two kinds of optical glass: soda-lime crown glass and lead-containing flint glass. Opticians

Mechanical Glass Theater (Technique- Family App)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the technique used to make this mechanical glass theater. This miniature theater shows the Wedding at Cana. Look closely and you can see that it is made of shells, rock crystal, fabric, and pieces of glass. Some of the figures are attached to

Mechanical Glass Theater (Family App)
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This miniature theater shows the Wedding at Cana. Look closely and you can see that it is made of shells, rock crystal, fabric, and pieces of glass. Some of the figures are attached to levers that allowed them to be moved.

[Black sketchbook] 1889 / F. Carder.
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Carder, Frederick. 119894 Written inside cover: F. Carder, John Street, Wordsley 1889 1889. [45] p.: ill.; 18 x 13 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Black sketchbook, 1889 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009. Carder sketchbook. Part of the Carder/Steuben archives. Hinge at

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