[Moving the 200" disk into The Corning Glass Center] : [photographs]

[Moving the 200" disk into The Corning Glass Center] : [photographs]

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[Corning, N.Y. : s.n. , n.d. [1951].
19 photos : ill. ; 8" x 10".
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List of the photos inserted at the front of the notebook, compiled by Gail Bardhan.
Notebook of photos, copies of originals loaned by an individual whose grandfather, Thomas Supple, was an architect for Corning, and whose family owns the photos and the 16mm film of the same title. The film and the photos complement each other.
The 200" disk is shown being readied for placement onto the back of a truck in the area next to the Baron Steuben Hotel; then the flat bed of the truck is slid underneath the disk; the truck is taken over Centerway Bridge to the Glass Center, which is under construction, and the disk is positioned in the building's framework. . The move probably occured in February 1951, based on dates on the back of the photos. Photographers were those of Corning Glass Works, including John Kalinich.
The Hale Telescope at the Palomar Observatory contains the second casting of a 200" mirror blank by Corning Glass Works. The first casting is this 200" disk, now in the Innovation Center of The Corning Museum of Glass.
Kept with the McCauley Archives books of photos of the 200" disk in the Special collections.