Oral history : a conversation with Joe Gallo, 2014 October 23 [videorecording] / The Corning Museum of Glass.

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Oral history : a conversation with Joe Gallo, 2014 October 23 [videorecording] / The Corning Museum of Glass.

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Author/Artist: 
Gallo, Joseph A., interviewee.
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1 videodisc (45 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Authors: 
Hylen, Elizabeth J., interviewer.
Corning Museum of Glass.
Format of Material: 
Video
Bib ID: 
142689
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Oral history with Joe Gallo (2014)
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DVD
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Shelving title: Oral history with Joe Gallo (2014)
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Title from DVD label.
Ryan Denissoff, videographer.
Interview conducted by Elizabeth Hylen at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, 23 October 2014.
Joe Gallo's first job at Corning Glass Works was identifying the effects of batch and colored glass on furnaces (clay pots). Six months later, he transferred to plant equipment and then, later, to sales. He covered a variety of technical products, including radiation shielding (made at the Harrodsburg plant); textile specialties (he describes how glass tubing was used in the production of rayon, nylon, and cellophane); and other specialty products. Gallo transferred to Corning's International Division and travelled around the world. In 1984 he made the first presentation to Japanese scientists and astronomers who were planning the Subaru telescope mirror. Gallo explains how the mirror was constructed of fused silica, why Corning's material and design beat the competitions, and his friendship with the Japanese representatives over the 15 years it took to sell and construct the mirror.
Joseph A. Gallo graduated from Bucknell University in 1951 with a degree in chemical engineering and began his 36 year career with Corning Glass Works at C-Factory.
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Event Notes: 
Interview conducted by Elizabeth Hylen at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, 23 October 2014.