All About Glass

All About Glass

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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

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.

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