All About Glass

All About Glass

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Plating
Glass Dictionary Term

A 19th-century American synonym for casing. Peachblow Lamp

Inclusions
Glass Dictionary Term

A collective term for bubbles, metal and glass particles, and other foreign materials that have been added to the glass for decorative effects. Basket with 10 Medallion Sulphides

Crimper
Glass Dictionary Term

A tool used for decorating objects by giving them a crimped or wavy edge.

Colored glass
Glass Dictionary Term

Glass that is colored by (1) impurities in the basic ingredients in the batch or (2) techniques of coloring glass by one of three main processes: (a) using a dissolved metallic oxide to impart a color throughout, (b) forming a dispersion of some substance in a colloidal state, and (c) suspending

Cold colors
Glass Dictionary Term

Pigments applied as decoration to glass by cold painting. Portrait Medallion of Louis XIV

Borosilicate glass
Glass Dictionary Term

Glass in which the flux is boric oxide instead of alkali. The first %%borosilicate glass%% was created by Otto Schott in 1882. It has a low coefficient of expansion and therefore withstands sudden changes of temperature.

Battledore
Glass Dictionary Term

A glassworker’s tool in the form of a square wooden paddle with a handle. Battledores are used to smooth the bottoms of vessels and other objects.

Botanical Wonders: Flameworking Then and Now
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play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 810 In Botanical Wonders: The Story of the Harvard Glass Flowers, The Corning Museum of Glass

Gas fixtures.
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Iden & Co., New York, NY, USA. 120210 New York: Iden & Co., [1877] pl. 122-193: ill. (some col.); 27 x 34 cm. Iden & Co. Water damaged prior to CMGL acquisition. Front board detached from catalog, lacks spine and rear board. Notable acquisitions 2011. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging

Price list adopted by the Glass Bottle Blowers' Association of the United States and Canada, for the blast of...
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Glass Bottle Blowers Association of the United States and Canada. 127276 Wage scale and working rules adopted by the Glass Bottle Blowers' Association of the United States and Canada and the Glass Bottle and Vial Manufacturers' Association. Camden, N.J.: The Association, 1895-1902. v.; 14

Beschreibung des Lustschlosses und Gartens Sr. Königl. Hoheit des Prinzen Heinrichs: Bruders des Königs, zu Reinsberg, wie auch der Stadt und der Gegend um dieselbe: Nebst einem in Kupfer gestochenen Grundrisse...
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Hennert, C. W. 120254 Binder's spine title: Kleins Naturs. d. Konig. Ungarn Berlin: Bey Friedrich Nicolat [ie Nicolai], Buchhändler unter der Stechbahn, 1778. 3 p. l., [5]-94 p., 1 leaf, folded plate: map; 18 cm. DD901.R46 Notable acquisitions 2011. Description of the glass house of Zechlin

Contributions towards a history of glass making and glass makers in Staffordshire, with an extraordinary tale entitled "A legend of the glass-house," founded on fact / altered from the original by R.S.
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Simms, Rupert, b. 1853. 126269 History of glass making and glass makers in Staffordshire Legend of the glass-house Wolverhampton: Whitehead Bros., 1894. 15 p.; 25 cm. TP854.E5 Signed "Fredk Carder, 1894". Section on Thomas and George Hawkes on p. 8 marked in pencil "for T.G.H."

Album no. 18: electric fixtures.
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Gibson Gas Fixture Works, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, USA. 120208 Album no. 18: combination fixtures [S.l.]: William E. Yost, c1901. p. 601-762, [1] p.: ill. plates; 36 cm. Gibson Gas Fixture Works, Inc. Original front board, lacks spine, pages at end and back board. Several loose pages. Notable

Glass: interesting facts connected with its discovery and manufacture / J.E. Caldwell and Company.
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J.E. Caldwell & Co. 123783 Cut glass Philadelphia: J.E. Caldwell, [1880-1896?] 22 p.: ill.; 18 cm. NK5112.54 Patterns described and/or illustrated include Russian, strawberry diamond, hob-nail, fan and diamond, quarter diamond and star. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging May 2012. Notable

Glass blowing by automatic machinery.
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Automatic Glass Blowing Patents Syndicate, Ltd. 126275 Owens & Colburns' patent automatic glass blowing machine [West Bromwich: Automatic Glass Blowing Patents Syndicate, Ltd., 1901] (Birmingham: M. Billing, Son & Co.) [4] leaves, 7 plates: ill.; 27 cm. TP859.5 "Mr. Chapman, write

Motifs historiques d'architecture et de sculpture d'ornement. Décorations intérieures empruntées a des édifices français, du commencement de la renaissance a la fin de Louis XVI (XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles) / par César Daly.
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Daly, César, 1811-1893. 124138 Décorations intérieures empruntées a des édifices français, du commencement de la renaissance a la fin de Louis XVI (XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles) Paris: C. Massin, [1912] Nouv. éd. 2 v.: plates (some folded); 46 cm. NA3549.A1 Vol. 1-2 digitized by Boston

Frank Leslie's holiday book of pictures, stories and poems for little folks.
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Leslie, Frank, 1821-1880. 121221 Holiday book of pictures, stories and poems for little folks Frank Leslie's holiday book for children New York: Frank Leslie, c1881. 1 p.l., 288 [2] p.: col. front., ill.; 26 cm. PZ7 "Something about glass and its manufacture": p. 22-27. Glass

Building trades' tariff.
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Cashmore & Co., Bristol, United Kingdom. 125236 Bristol: Cashmore & Co., 1904 (Briston, London: Mardons). 221 p.: ill. (some col.); 19 cm. Cashmore & Co., Bristol, United Kingdom. Pages 1-28 have damage in upper right hand corner, some of the same pages have damage in lower right hand

Hoppus's tables for measuring, or practical measuring made easy, by a new set of tables... / by E. Hoppus.
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Hoppus, E. (Edward), d. 1739. 121245 Tables for measuring Practical measuring made easy, by a new set of tables Hoppus's measurer London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co.: Hamilton & Co.: Dean & Son: Houlston & Sons: Kent & Co., [n.d., ca. 1900?] New ed., greatly improved. lx, 226

"Where to buy": drug, paint and oil trades' buyers' guide; [and] The New York index: containing a great deal of information useful to the old and intelligent New Yorker, and necessary to the stranger, visitor, traveler, student or seeker of business employment, intelligence and recreation, arranged in a simple, convenient and original manner, so as to be easily found relating to associations, institutions, places, societies, &c.
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Trades' Publishing Agency. 121310 New York index New York index and Where to buy drugs, paints, oils, etc. New York: Trades' Pub. Agency, [1884] 174 p.: ill.; 23 x 11 cm. Pocket ed. HF5068.N7 Glass-related entries throughout. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. "Containing

Medieval stained glasses / Robert H. Brill.
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Brill, Robert H. 127906 Corning Museum of Glass Research Program on medieval stained glasses [1970] [62] p.: ill.; 28 cm. NK5308 Digitized by Rakow staff in June 2012. Gift; Dr. Brill; 2012; 1000101279 Photocopy. Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Reference list A:

Some thoughts on the origin of the chinese word "boli".
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Brill, Robert H. Silk Road Art and Archaeology v. 2, (1991-92), pp. 129-136. 127924 Kamakura-shi, Japan: The Institute of Silk Road Studies, 1992. pp. 129-136: ill.; 28 cm. Robert H. Brill articles Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in 2012. Photocopy. Also available online in the Science Research

Comments on the layer-counting method / Robert H. Brill.
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Brill, Robert H. 127905 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, 1965. [20] leaves: ill.; 28 cm. QD139.G5 Digitized by Rakow staff in June 2012. Gift; Dr. Brill; 2012; 1000101277 Photocopy. Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill

Anleitung zür gemeinnützlichen Kenntniss der Natur, besonders für angehende Aerzte, Cameralisten und Oeconomen.
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Karsten, Wenceslaus Johann Gustav, 1732-1787. 128182 Kenntniss der Natur Halle im Magdeburgschen, Rengerschen, 1783. xxxx, 792 p., 4 fold. plates; 19 cm. Q157 Burning glasses, lenses and mirrors: p. 131-132, plate II; use of glass balls and tubes in electrical experiments: p. 144; use of chemicals

Uses and applications of vitrine (soluble glass, silicate of alkali), manufactured by Zimmermann & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Zimmermann & Co. 128078 Cincinnati: Daily Volksfreund Office, 1858. 15 p.; 21 cm. TP869 Insect damage to cover. Verso of p. 15 has pencilled notes; back cover has mathematical figuring and tallies in pencil. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2012. "Soluble glass (silicate of soda,

Scriptores optici: or, A collection of tracts relating to optics.
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Maseres, Francis, 1731-1824, ed. Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871. Gregory, James, 1638-1675. Optica promota. Descartes, René, 1596-1650. Dioptrice. Descartes, René, 1596-1650. Explicatio quatuor generum novarum ovalium opticae inservientium. Huygens, Christiaan, 1629-1695. Traité de la lumière.

Rich cut glass.
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T.B. Clark & Co., Honesdale, PA, USA. 128341 Honesdale, Pa.: T. B. Clark & Co., [1912] 62 p.: ill.; 23 x 30 cm. Clark, T.B., & Co. Notable acquisition 2012. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2012. Ware includes mayonnaise bowls, sugars and creams, celery trays, bowls, baskets,

Some small glass beads from San Salvador Island.
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Brill, Robert H. Glass Science in Art and Conservation, September 21-22, 2005, pp. 135-136. 128014 [Marinha Grande, Portugal: Fraunhofer Verlag; 2005]. pp. 135-136: ill.; 28 cm. Robert H. Brill articles Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in 2012. Photocopy. Also available online in the Science

L'Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs modernes à Turin 1902 / directeur, Alexander Koch; texte par Georg Fuchs et F.H. Newbery.
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Fuchs, Georg, 1868-1949. Koch, Alex. (Alexander), 1860-1939. Newbery, Francis H. (Francis Henry), 1855-1946. 127950 Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs modernes à Turin 1902 Arts décoratifs modernes, Exposition de Turin 1902 Art décoratif moderne, Exposition de Turin 1902 Exposition

Some early analyses of Egyptian glasses revisited / Norman H. Tennent, Robert H. Brill.
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Tennent, N. H. Brill, Robert H. International Congress on Glass. Abstracts 21st 2007. 127971 [2007] [5] leaves: ill.; 28 cm. NK5107.2 Published in Abstracts, from the 21st International Congress on Glass (BIB 24746, TP845.I61a 21st 2007). Digitized by Rakow staff in June 2012. Gift; Dr. Brill; 2012

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