All About Glass

All About Glass

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Glass 1959: a special exhibition of international contemporary glass.
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Corning Museum of Glass. 27614 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, 1959. 329 p.: ill.; 23 cm. NK5198 Bibliography: p. 327-329. Corning Museum of Glass exhibition, 1959. Introductions by Axel von Saldern. Laid or bound in: Prices and list of major distributors. f-387, 6 sheets; hard copy in

Glass and glass manufacture, by Percival Marson.
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Marson, Percival. 28090 London, New York [etc.] Sir I. Pitman & sons, ltd. [1918] xi,127 p. front., illus. 18 1/2 cm. TP857 "Journals and books for reference": p.123. Copy 3 from the collection of Frederick Carder. Copies 2 and 3 reprinted 1919. A digital copy of this book was made by

A memoir on British resources of sands and rocks used in glass-making, with notes on certain crushed rocks and refractory materials. By P. G. H. Boswell. With chemical analyses by H. F. Harwood and A. A. Eldridge.
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Boswell, P. G. H. (Percy George Hamnall), b. 1886. Harwood, Henry Frances, 1886- Great Britain. Ministry of Munitions. 23784 London: New York: Longmans, Green, 1918. 2d ed. complete in one volume. xi, 183 p. ill., x pl. (part fold., incl. col.maps) diagrs. 23 cm. TN939 At head of title: Published

On the process of decay in glass, and on the composition and texture of glass at different periods, and the history of its manufacture / by James Fowler.
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Fowler, James. Archaeologia v. 46 (1880). 25401 London: J. B. Nichols and sons, 1879. 98 p.: col. ill.; 29-31 cm. TP857 "From The Archaeologia vol. XLVI"--T.p. verso. CMGL c. 3 digitized by Boston Photo Imaging May 2012. CMGL c. 3: A family copy with notes, letters and clippings.

Wonders of glass-making in all ages. By A. Sauzay.
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Sauzay, A. (Alexandre), 1804-1870. 25511 New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1885. xx, 325 p. illus. 19 cm. NK5104 Bears bookplate of George Alexander Macbeth, Pittsburgh, Pa. For fiche use that of 1870 ed., f-3092, 5 sheets. A digital copy of this book was made by/for Joseph Imler from the book in

Art treasures from the World's fair; reproductions of the famous statuary that adorned the buildings, to which are added many of the famous paintings exhibited in the Art palace.
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Werner company, Chicago. 21215 Chicago, New York [etc.] The Werner company, 1895. 3 p. β., 13-171 p. front. (ports.) illus. 29 x 35 cm. T500 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009. SpecialO CorningDB 85A569ED-892B-472F-B3EC-050ED4261602.pdf World's Columbian Exposition (1893:

Visite à l'Exposition Universelle de Paris, en 1855... sous la direction de M. Tresca.
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Tresca, Henri Edouard, 1814-1885. 22571 Paris, L. Hachette, 1855. 785 p., [6] leaves of plates: [5] plans (1 fold.); 18 cm. Nouvelle éd (i.e. 2). T800 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. Glassware, Class 18: p. 654-664. Special CorningDB 51227B3F-4505-4C46-B800-B31DA69184CA.pdf

The botanic garden: a poem, in two parts...: with philosophical notes.
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Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802. Blake, William, 1757-1827. Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) DLC 20365 London: Printed for J. Johnson..., 1795. 2 v.: ill.; 29 cm. (4to) The 3rd ed. PR3396 Each part has special t.p. Part 2 is designated "The fourth edition" and dated 1794.

Experimental glass blowing for boys / by Carleton J. Lynde; prepared under the direction of Alfred C. Gilbert.
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Lynde, Carleton J. A.C. Gilbert Company. 22149 Glass blowing Boy engineering New Haven, CT: A.C. Gilbert Co., 1909. 62 p.: ill.; 18 cm. TP859.2 Running title: Boy engineering: Glass blowing. Cover title: Glass blowing. Includes experiments using glass items. A digital copy of this book was made by

New glass: a worldwide survey / organized by the Corning Museum of Glass.
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Corning Museum of Glass. 087290069X 20603 Also known as: New glass 1979 New Glass 79 Exhibition originally called: Glass '79 Corning, N.Y.: The Corning Museum of Glass, 1979. 288 p.: ill. (most col.); 28 cm. NK5198 Catalog of the traveling exhibition held during 1979-1981 in Corning, Toledo,

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. 

[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

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