The art of glassmaking, 1751-1772; a portfolio of prints from the Diderot encyclopedia.

Title: 
The art of glassmaking, 1751-1772; a portfolio of prints from the Diderot encyclopedia.

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Publisher: 
[Corning, N.Y. : Corning Glass Center, n.d., 1960-70?]
Description: 
1 leaf, 6 plates in portfolio : ill. ; 29 x 38 cm.
Other Authors: 
Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784.
Corning Glass Center.
Corning Museum of Glass.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
67353
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Location: 
Stacks (Oversized)
Call Number: 
T9.D55g 1960 O
Location: 
Digital Book
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No call number available
Location: 
Secured Stacks (Oversized)
Call Number: 
T9.D55g 1960 O
Notes: 
Exterior and interior of a wood burning factory; mixing the batch & making a goblet; steps involved in the completion of a goblet; crown glass factory; making barometer tubing and cutting the tubes.
Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2011.
Illustrations useful for depicting 18th century glass manufacture anywhere.
Prints reproduced from original engravings in "L'Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers" of Denis Diderot, owned by The Corning Museum of Glass.
Contents: 
I. Exterior view of wood burning glass factory (Verrerie en bois, 2e section, pl. I) --
II. Wood burning glass factory, interior of the main hall and wood fueled furnace (Verrerie en bois, 1re section, pl. I) --
III. Wood burning glass factory, mixing the batch in the pot, gathering the glass with a blowpipe, marvering, blowing the glass in a mold, and other operations involved in making a goblet (Verrerie en bois, 1re section, pl. XIX) --
IV. Wood burning glass factory, steps involved in the completion of a goblet (Verrerie en bois, 1re section, pl. XX) --
V. Wood burning glass factory for crown glass production, interior of the main hall and various operations involved in making window glass (Verrerie en bois, 2e section, pl. II) --
VI. Wood burning glass factory, operations involved in the manufacture of barometer tubing, cutting the tubes, etc. (Verrerie en bois, 1re section, pl. XXI).