All About Glass

All About Glass

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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

Junior Curators at The Corning Museum of Glass
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Become a Junior Curator at The Corning Museum of Glass http://www.cmog.org/get-involved/teen-programs/junior-curators Students in 8th grade through 12th grad...

Artist-in-Residence: Barbara Idzikowska
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Barbara Idzikowska has been fascinated by glass for over twenty years. Living and working in Wrocław, Poland, she seeks to give ideas material form through h...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Suellen Fowler and Hugh Salkind
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http://www.cmog.org/programs/live-streaming Watch as Suellen Fowler and Hugh Salkind demonstrate for their class, Flamework Glass Sculpting: Solid and Blown...

An Interview with Liza Lou
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Artist Liza Lou discusses her work. Lou (b. 1969) creates meticulously beaded works that reference recurring themes, such as labor, confinement, wonder, and...

Seminar Demonstration: Creation of Chevron Beads, from Bubble to Bead
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Watch artists Ralph Mossman and Mary Mullaney of Heron Glass demonstrate at The Studio during the Annual Seminar on Glass. This demonstration will show the v...

Jeff Mack at 2300°: Drink It In
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Glassmaker Jeff Mack raises a toast to glass! At the January 2300° event, Mack put his years of experience and knowledge of historic glassmaking techniques t...

Light Bulb Tester (Family App)
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The single light bulb is a replica of the first light bulb blown in Corning, NY, for inventor Thomas Alva Edison. The large object is a light bulb tester. Before purchasing light bulbs in a store, you would use the tester to see if your light bulb worked. 

Bedside Lamp (Family App)
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These bedside lamps, made in New England in the 1820s or 1830s, burned whale oil. This was readily available and it gave a good light. Whale oil remained popular until about 1860, when kerosene became available. Gift of Preston Bassett.

Hedwig Beaker (Family App)
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This is a medieval mystery. No one is certain where or when this cut glass beaker was made. It is named for St. Hedwig of Silesia (modern Poland). Fewer than 20 of these beakers are known to exist.

Glass Harmonica (Family App)
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Benjamin Franklin invented this strange musical instrument. It was popular in the late 18th century. Sounds were made by running moistened fingers along the rims of the glasses. Some people were afraid that this strange music would drive them crazy.

Cylinder of Window Glass (Family App)
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One traditional way of making flat window glass was to start with a large cylinder like this one, cut off the ends, cut it lengthwise, and heat it in a kiln until it flattened. Gift of JE Springer.

Lišková Anthem of Joy in Glass (Family App)
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Anthem of Joy was created by the Czech designer Věra Liškova. It was made by softening, inflating, and manipulating tubes of borosilicate glass (like Pyrex) over a torch. The individual parts were assembled by fusing. Gift of Art Centrum.

Creating the Watkins Glen International NASCAR Trophy
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This video tells the story of the making of the trophy for The Watkins Glen International 2013 Cheez-It™ 355 at The Glen and the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Serie...

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