All About Glass

All About Glass

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"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

Egyptian blue, Chinese blue & purple, and some of their chemical analogues.
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Brill, Robert H. Glass Science in Art and Conservation, September 19-20, 2005, pp. 213-230. 128012 Caparica, Portugal: New University of Lisbon, Campus Caparica; 2005. pp. 83-87: ill.; 28 cm. Robert H. Brill articles Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in 2012. Photocopy. Also available online in the

Scientific investigations of glass excavated at the Abbey of Saint-Jean-des-Vignes: toward a chronology of the glazing programs.
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Brill, Robert H. Pongracz, Patricia C. International Congress on Glass (19th: 2001: Edinburgh, Scotland) XIX International Congress on Glass [electronic resource] v. 2 (July 1-6, 2001), p. 3. 128009 Edinburgh, Scotland: International Congress on Glass, 2001. p. 3; 28 cm. Harvested from CD-ROM;

Some informal remarks on our museum's experience with the Bruker Tracer III-V XRF analyzer / Robert H. Brill.
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Brill, Robert H. 128025 [Corning, N.Y.: the author, 2010] 2 leaves; 28 cm. QD139.G5 Digitized by Rakow staff in June 2012. Gift; Dr. Brill; 2012; 1000101284 Photocopy. Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Reference list D: Other, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses

Chemical analyses of various glasses excavated in Greece.
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Brill, Robert H. Offprint from Hyalos Vitrum Glass: First International Conference: History, Technology and Conservation of Glass and Vitreous Materials in the Hellenic World, Rhodes 2001, pp. 11-19. 127969 Athens: Glasnet Publications; 2002. pp. 11-19: ill.; 28 cm. Robert H. Brill articles

The excavation of the Kenchreai panels and their conservation treatments.
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Brill, Robert H. Weintraub, S. Swain, K. Amylon. Hyalos vitrum glass: first international conference: history, technology and conservation of glass and vitreous materials in the Hellenic world, 2001, pp. 209-213. 128008 Athens: Glasnet Publications, 2002. pp. 209-213: 28 cm. Robert H. Brill

Lead and oxygen isotopes in ancient objects.
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Brill, Robert H. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, v. 269 (1970), pp. 143-164. 128034 [London: Royal Society of London, 1970]. p. 143-164: charts; 28 cm. Robert H. Brill articles Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in 2012. Gift; CMOG Admin; 2012 1000123908 Photocopy. Also

Quelques discours et toasts / prononcʹes par M. Hubert, Ministre de l'industrie et du travail.
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Hubert, Armand. Exposition universelle et internationale (1910: Brussels, Belgium) 127957 Exposition de Bruxelles en 1910 [Bruxelles: A. Lesigne, 1911?] 213 p., [1] leaf of plates: ill.; 29 cm. T467.L1 CMGL copy is no. 27 of 200 and inscribed by author to the Duc d'Ursel. Digitized by Boston

Cenník dubodolské sklárny.
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Morawtzovi Synové, Prague, Czech Republic. 128446 Prague: Morawtzovi Synové, [n.d., ca. 1895] (Praha: Tiskem Heller & Stránský̮) 33 p.: ill.; 27 cm. Morawtzovi Synové Notable Acquisition 2012. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2012. Cover title. Trade catalog. Catalog is not dated,

Preis-kurant über Bier-, Wein-, Likör-, Sodawasser- und Transportflaschen, Demyohns und diverse Konservengläser / von S. Reich & Co., k.k. priv. Glasfabrikanten, Wien, 1910.
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S. Reich & Co., Krasno nad Becvou, Czech Republic. 128451 Vienna: S. Reich & Co., [1910] 23 leaves: ill.; 27 x 38 cm. Reich, S., & Co., Plate 1 mutilated; 19 missing. Notable acquisition 2012. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2012. Bottles for wine, beer, liquor, soda and more.

Artistic gas fittings.
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128473 [Birmingham, U.K.: s.l.; n.d., 1904?-1912?] (Birmingham: Buckler & Webb Ltd., Argyle Press) 199 p.: ill.; 28 cm. Artistic gas fittings Somewhat later, but similar to a William & Chinner Company lighting catalog [1860] (Bib 69446) Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2012. Includes

Laboratory examinations and related studies of the mosaic glass vessels from Hasanlu, Al-Rimah, and Marlik / Robert H. Brill.
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Brill, Robert H. 128604 Corning, N.Y.: R.H. Brill, 1966. [30], 3 leaves; 28 cm. NK5107.3 Digitized by Rakow staff in June 2012. Gift; Dr. Brill; 2012; 1000101278 Photocopy. Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H.

A Chinese-English glossary of terms used in the History of glass and glassmaking / Robert H. Brill; translations by Stephen S. Tong, James C.Y. Watt.
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Brill, Robert H. Tong, Stephen S. C. Watt, James C. Y. Brill, Robert H. Early history of glass and glassmaking in the western world. Chinese. 128622 Corning, N.Y.: R.H. Brill, 1982. 1st draft 20 leaves; 28 cm. F-9797 F-9797, sheet 32. Digitized by Rakow staff in June 2012. Chinese and English. Gift

Art Deco
Glass Dictionary Term

From French, Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, an exhibition in Paris in 1925. A style of design that originated in the 1920s and was popular in western Europe and the United States in the 1930s. Art Deco is distinguished by simple, streamlined shapes and

Amphoriskos
Glass Dictionary Term

(from Greek, “small amphora”) A small jar with two handles, used for perfume or toilet oil in the pre-Roman and Roman periods. Amphoriskos

Amen glass
Glass Dictionary Term

A rare type of English wineglass with a drawn stem. The bowl is decorated by diamond-point engraving with verses from the Jacobite hymn followed by the word “Amen,” and with emblems associated with the Jacobite uprising of 1715. Jacobite glass The Mesham Amen Goblet

Amberina
Glass Dictionary Term

A type of Art Glass that varies in color from amber to ruby or purple on the same object. This shaded effect is due to the presence of gold in the batch. The object is amber when it emerges from the lehr, but partial reheating causes the affected portion to become red or purple. Amberina, developed

Ale glass
Glass Dictionary Term

A type of English drinking glass for ale or beer. Ale glasses, first made in the 17th century, have a tall and conical cup, a stem, and a foot. They may be enameled, engraved, or gilded with representations of hops or barley. Ale Glass

Alabaster glass
Glass Dictionary Term

A type of translucent white glass, similar to opal glass, first produced in Bohemia in the 19th century. In the 1920s, Frederick Carder (1863- 1963) introduced alabaster glass at Steuben Glass Works in Corning, New York. Carder’s alabaster glass has an iridescent finish made by spraying the object

Acanthus
Glass Dictionary Term

(1) A group of Mediterranean, Asian, and African plants with large, spiny leaves; hence (2) ornament that resembles the leaves of the species Acanthus spinosus.

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