Modern marvels. Then and now : history of glassmaking [videorecording] / Bruce Nash, producer.

Modern marvels. Then and now : history of glassmaking [videorecording] / Bruce Nash, producer.

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[New York? : History Channel?, 2001]
1 videocassette (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
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Corning Museum of Glass.
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Modern Marvels. Then and now: history of glassmaking
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Then and now : history of glassmaking
History of glassmaking
Title from cassette label.
First aired on December 1, 2001.
A good overview of glass history and glass manufacturing processes.
History of glass and glassmaking. Topics covered include fiber optics, properties of glass, brief coverage of the beginning of glass blowing, flat glass, lenses, and 20th century glass production. Also featured are glass artists Jon Wolfe and Michael Amis, Kokomo Opalescent Glass (making stained glass), the Waterford factory, old film footage from Corning Glass Works and Steuben), the Foucault process and Pilkington float process, making a giant light bulb at CGW, the development of the ribbon machine, glass which can withstand high temperatures, research & development at Corning, glass in the future, including "Smart Glass" developed by Research Frontiers.
Presumably it will be commercially distributed, but not yet in their online listing 8/05/02.
The Library's copy was taped from its airing on television, and the credits do not appear.
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First aired on December 1, 2001.