All About Glass

All About Glass

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[Light brown sketchbook] 1885 / F. Carder.
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Carder, Frederick. 119857 Written inside cover: F. Carder, 1885 1885. [ca. 110 p]: ill.; 9 x 13 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Light brown sketchbook, 1885 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009. Carder sketchbook. Part of the Carder/Steuben archives. Sketches in pencil and

[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 Company catalog, heavily annotated throughout. No. 303 toy punch set featuring 1 bowl and 6 cups has

H&S [catalog].
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 106624 New York, N.Y.: Higgins & Seiter, [ca. 1910-1914] 72 p.: ill.; 14 x 22 cm. Higgins & Seiter Previous owner indicates this may have been their last catalog as the firm seems to have filed bankruptcy in 1915. CMGL c.2 received as part of ACGA

Rapport sur les produits de l'industrie française: présenté, au nom du Jury central, à S.E.M. le comte de Saint-Cricq / rédigé par M. le Vte. Héricart de Thury et par M. Migneron.
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Héricart de Thury, Louis-Etienne-François, vicomte, 1776-1854. Migneron, M. (Pierre-Henri) Exposition des produits de l'industrie française. Jury central (7th: 1827: Paris, France) 119476 Binder's spine title: Exposition de 1827 Paris: De l'Imprimerie royale, 1828. xvi, 573, [1] p

Glassware.
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Gillinder and Sons, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 119596 Philadelphia, Pa: Gillinder & Sons, [n.d., 1881-1889] 64 p.: ill. (some col.); 23 x 31 cm. (Pittsburgh, Pa: Central Lith. Co.) Gillinder and Sons Emil Mo[--?] stamped on cover. Catalog is entirely disassembled and appears to have had

Plan & dimensions of a window glass furnace (intended for soft or hard coal.) (- blast or draft obtained by a fan propelled by a steam engine.): built at Bridgeton for F. & J.N. Bodine.
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Bodine, F. (Francis) Bodine, J. N. (J. Nixon) Leng, H. (Heinrich). Vollständiges Handbuch der Glasfabrikation. Selections. Cohansey Glass Manufacturing Company. 115600 Plan and dimensions of a window glass furnace [Bridgeton, N.J.: F & J. N. Bodine], 1871-[1873]. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 21 cm.

Don Antonio de'Medici al Casino di San Marco / P.F. Covoni.
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Covoni, P. F. (Pier Filippo) 111601 Firenze: Tipografia cooperativa, 1892. 277 p.: port., folded plan; 24 cm. DG738.14.M3 Handwritten notations in margins. "Covoni is the only comprehensive source describing the Casino di San Marco, where glassmaker Antonio Neri worked at the beginning of his

Blown, etched, cut, sand blast and handled tumblers.
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Beaver Valley Glass Company, Rochester, PA, USA. 110925 Rochester, Pa.: Beaver Valley Glass Company, [n.d., 1910?] 41 p.: enitrely ill.; 36 x 46 cm. Beaver Valley Glass Co. Pages are fragile and tend to tear when turning. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010. Includes tumblers, handled

Catalogue des produits admis à l'Exposition industrielle des Flandres de 1849.
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Exposition industrielle des Flandres (1st: 1849: Ghent, Belgium) 117333 Half-title: Exposition des produits de l'industrie des Flandres, à Gand, 1849 Gand: imp. de L. Hebbelynck, 1849. vi, 188 p.; 21 cm. 1re éd. T615 1849 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. 1re ptie. Pìeces

Vasi: dal no. 1601 al no. 1800.
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Vetri soffiati muranesi Cappellin Venini & C., Murano, Italy. Cappellin, Giacomo. Venini, Paolo. Vetri soffiati muranesi Venini & C. 102584 Murano, Italy: Vetri soffiati muranesi Cappellin Venini & C., [n.d., 1925] [ca. 147] plates: ill.; 35 cm. Vetri soffiati muranesi Cappellin Venini

[Blue sketchbook] 1900 / F. Carder.
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Carder, Frederick. 119907 Written inside cover: Fredk. Carder, Ivy Villa, Kingswinford, 1900 1900. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 19 x 11 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Blue sketchbook, 1900 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009. Carder sketchbook. Part of the Carder/Steuben

The methods of glass blowing and of working silica in the oxy-gas flame: for the use of chemical and physical students / by W.A. Shenstone.
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Shenstone, W. A. (William Ashwell), 1850-1908. 119807 London; New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1913. viii, 98 p.: ill.; 17 cm. 8th impression. TP859 A digital copy of this book was made by/for Joseph Imler from the book in the Library of the University of California. CMGL has a copy of the

Les styles: 700 gravures classées par époques / notices par Paul Rouaix.
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Rouaix, Paul, b. 1850. 119621 Paris: J. Rouam, [1885] 2 p. l., 335 p.: ill.; 40 cm. NK1175 Signed by Frederick Carder, 1889. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2012. Previously owned by Frederick Carder. Title within ornamental border. SpecialO CorningDB 8253FC47-F314-47D4-ABE5-64818C4EFF16

[Light brown sketchbook 1897-1899] / F. Carder.
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Carder, Frederick. 119876 Written inside cover: F. Carder, Ivydene, John St., Wordsley, Staffs. [1897-1899] [ca. 75 p]: ill.; 9 x 13 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Light brown sketchbook, 1897-1899 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009. Carder sketchbook. Part of the Carder

Éclairage [price list].
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 115859 Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: Cristalleries de Saint Louis, 1905. [27] p.; 19 cm. Lighting: Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. (F-2403LG) F-2403LG, 2 sheets Digitized by Boston

Fine & decorative art at auction.
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Robert C. Eldred Co. 112801 East Dennis, MA: Robert C. Eldred Co., 2009. 48, 49 p.: ill. (some col.); 28 cm. Eldred's December 11, 2009 December 11, 2009 Auction catalog. Includes price list. Sale no.: FSP09. Includes index. Auction CorningDB December 11, 2009 D509647A-0AE1-4A63-BFC8

The amateur's handbook of practical information for the workshop and the laboratory: containing clear and full directions for bronzing, lacquering, polishing metal, staining and polishing wood, soldering, brazing...
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Phin, John, 1830-1913. 119811 New York: Industrial Publication Co., 1879. 66, [6] p.; 16 cm. 2nd ed., greatly enl. TP859 A digital copy of this book was made by/for Joseph Imler from the book in the Getter Center Library. CMGL has a copy of the digital file on CD-ROM (BIB 119644, TP859.I33).

Propositions concerning optic-glasses, with their natural reasons, drawn from experiments.
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Walker, Obadiah, 1616-1699. Cooper, Robert, 1650-1733. R. H., 1609-1678. 103391 Optic glass Oxford: At the Theater, 1679. 46 p.: ill.; 20 cm. QC353 Spine and cover photographed in July 2008 (Filename Rakow_1000058105_binding_CMYK-apd.tif) Prologue photographed in July 2008 (Filename Rakow

Luxfer prism daylighting system.
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American Luxfer Prism Company, Chicago, IL, USA. 110397 Luxfer daylighting Second cover title: Luxfer prisms Chicago, Ill.: American Luxfer Prism Company, c1912. 24 p.: ill.; 26 cm. American Luxfer Prism Company, Chicago, IL, USA. Notable acquisition 2009. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July

Preliminary scanning electron microscopy study of microbiologically induced deterioration of high alkali low-lime glass / Robert J. Koestler,... [et al.].
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Koestler, Robert J. (Robert John), 1950- Brill, Robert H. Biodeterioration research v. 1, 1986, pp. 295-307. 113132 [New York: Plenum Pub., 1987] p. 295-307: ill.; 26 cm. NK5104.5 Additional author: R.H. Brill. Digitized by Backstage Library Works in 2010. Text-searchable.pdf created from digital

Rapport du Jury départemental de la Seine sur les produits de l'industrie admis au concours de l'Exposition publique de 1827 / par M. Payen.
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Jury d'admission des produits de l'industrie à l'Exposition du Louvre. Payen, M. (Anselme), 1795-1871. Exposition publique des produits de l'industrie française (7th: 1827: Paris, France) 117337 [France: s.n.], 1829-1832 (Paris: Crapelet) 2 v.; 23 cm. T799 1827 Digitized by

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

Catalogue général.
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Tissier (Firm), Paris, France. Bertin, Tissier & Cie. 102355 Verrerie Tissier: catalogue général 1895. Paris: Tissier (Firm), 1895. 310, xxxv: ill. (some col.); 28 cm. Éd. 1895. Tissier (Firm) Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010. With prices, measurements, and index in French,

Rapporto della pubblica esposizione dei prodotti di arti e manifatture Toscane, eseguita in Firenze nel settembre 1841 / redatto da una deputazione eletta dalla commissione incaricata dell'esame delle manifatture e dell'aggiudicazione de' premio.
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Pubblica esposizione dei prodotti di arti e manifatture Toscane (1841: Florence, Italy) 117342 Firenze: Stamp. Piatti, 1841. xvi, 47 p.; 22 cm. T590 1841 CMGL copy lacks table of contents, p. 47. Glassware: p. 24-25; optical instruments: p. 25. Motuproprio di Sua Altezza Imperiale, e Reale-- Avviso

Anton Rindenschwender: das Buch von dem Leben, den Schicksalen und Thaten des armen, aber glücklich gewordenen Sohnes / Hans Rindenschwenders.
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Rindenschwender, Hans. 113086 Heidelberg: Mohr und Zimmer, [1806] 168 p., [15] leaves of plates (woodcuts); 18 cm. DD192 In 1760, Rindenschwender invested in a glass factory in Mittelberg near Moosbronn. In 1772, the factory in Mittelberg was closed due to lack of wood, but Rindenschwender managed

1888 Spring and Summer catalogue.
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Hollander, Bradshaw, and Folsom, Boston, MA, USA. 101865 Boston, Mass.: Hollander, Bradshaw, and Folsom, 1888. 40 p.: ill.; 34 cm. Hollander, Bradshaw, and Folsom Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010. Jobber catalog that includes the following glass items: whiskey tumblers, wine glasses,

Glass ware.
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Whitall Tatum Company, Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY, USA. 105302 1879 [catalog] Philadelphia, Pa.: New York, N.Y.: Whitall Tatum & Co., 1879. 69 p.: ill. (some col.); 23 cm. Whitall Tatum Company Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in August 2010. Includes glass labels, stoppers, private

Première exposition publique des produits de l'industrie française: catalogue des produits industriels qui ont été exposés au Champ-de-Mars pendant les trois derniers jours complémentaires de l'an VI: avec les noms, départemens et demeures des artistes et manufacturiers qui ont concouru à l'exposition; suivi du procès-verbal du Jury nommé pour l'examen de ces produits.
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Exposition des produits de l'industrie française (1st: 1798: Paris, France) 117335 Catalogue des produits industriels qui ont été exposés au Champ-de-Mars Exposition publique des produits de l'industrie française: catalogue des produits industriels Grenoble: Chez J. Allier, [an VII,

Metal
Glass Dictionary Term

A term frequently used as a synonym for glass. It is misleading because glass is not a metallic substance, and its use is discouraged.

The Glass Flowers
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Before the development of high-speed moving image media, or fiberglass, naturalists and educators faced a quandary: it was often impossible to demonstrate exactly what an invertebrate looked like without a live specimen, because the spine collapses and color leaches out of one preserved in alcohol.

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