All About Glass

All About Glass

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Chemistry class notes, September 23, 1885.
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Carder, Frederick. 112186 Archives finding aid title: Flip-open notebook: chemistry class notes, September 23, 1885 1885. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 16 x 10 cm. R-1058 Caption title. Archives. This item is in the Frederick Carder notebook collection. T.J. & J. Smith's metallic memorandum book

[Perfume manufacturer's sample album].
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L.T. Piver (Firm), [Paris, France]. Museu del Perfum (Barcelona, Spain) 115034 [Paris: L. T. Piver (Firm), n.d., 1886-1890] [35] leaves: col. ill.; 38 cm. Piver, L.T. (Firm) Trade catalog. Bound catalog with card stock pages, mounted on tabs. Presumably a perfume salesman's catalog with images

Mineralogy.
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Carder, Frederick. 112176 Archives finding aid title: Dark blue notebook I [n.d., between 1880-1910?] 1 v. (unpaged); 18 x 12 cm. R-1058 Caption title. Archives. This item is in the Frederick Carder notebook collection. Dark blue notebook with gold border lines on cover and spine and marbled

[Flip-open notebook on various elements and compounds].
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Carder, Frederick. 112157 [n.d., between 1880-1930] 1 v.; 10 x 17 cm. R-1058 Archives. This item is in the Frederick Carder notebook collection. Dark blue cloth covered notebook with paper spine cover with red cross hatches. Notebook used from both ends: "Good depositing solution" (24

Éclairage [price list].
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 115859 Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: Cristalleries de Saint Louis, 1905. [27] p.; 19 cm. Lighting: Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. (F-2403LG) Trade catalog. Correlating price list

Analysis of different compounds: rules and tables.
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Carder, Cyril Frederick, 1894-1918. 112175 Archives finding aid title: Notebook: analysis of different compounds [n.d., between 1913-1918] 1 v. (unpaged); 18 x 11 cm. R-1058 Cover title. Archives. This item is in the Frederick Carder notebook collection. Dark brown ledger with tattered black spine

Monograms.
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Carder, Frederick. 119877 [n.d., between 1880-1900?] 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 13 x 9 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Monograms Title from p. [2] of cover. Carder sketchbook. Part of the Carder/Steuben collection. This item is in the Frederick Carder papers. Hinge at the top. Sketches in

Propos d'art et de technique [electronic resource]
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Gaudin, Félix, 1851-1930. 110368 Paris: Librairie de La Plume, 1896..pdf 72 p. Lectures delivered in Paris, July 4, 1891 and May 12, 1894. Gaudin discusses the history of stained glass, various techniques, "new" types of materials and design, and the use of stained glass in the home..pdf

[Studio Talk].
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The International Studio, v. 26 (1905), pp. 68-69, ill. AI92295 Illustration and brief description of a stained glass window, designed by Charles Dawson and executed by Alex. Gascoyne. Digitized by Boston Photo in April 2013. CitationDB 0C6BEADE-91DB-475A-A652-D22918283C32.pdf Dawson, Charles Art

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. Trade catalog. Accompanied by 3 loose leaves of assortment offers: Assortment A (41 pieces) $109.30-- Assortment B (27 pieces) $141.00-- Assortment C (40

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

An introduction to Steuben.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 128901 Steuben Corning, N.Y.: Corning Incorporated, c1995. 22 p.: col. ill.; 22 x 28 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. Cover title. Includes prices. A copy of this item was received with the Steuben collection. Includes an introduction to Steuben

Sublime [electronic resource]: a series of glass patterns for GlassLab, Corning 2012.
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Boym, Constantin. Boym, Laurene. Rochelle, Chris. Jack, Aaron. 131574 2012. 1 computer file. Document with text summarizes the Boyms' plan to illustrate the phenomenon of finding beauty even in horrific subject matters. Three images appear below text to further illustrate this: forest fire,

[Blaschka notebook beginning with] Gattung Calliactis, Verrill.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 132098 1884-1886. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 21 cm. Blaschka Archive, Box 23 Notebook lacks front cover and p. 1-2. Back cover is marbled green. Handwritten in ink and pencil. Contains notes from books and articles on sea creatures, model sales

Lalique lights and decorations / designed by Réné Lalique.
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Breves Lalique Galleries, London, England. René Lalique et cie. 132556 Lalique lighting Lalique lights London: Breves Lalique Galleries, [ca. 1930s] (London & Banbury: Henry Stone & Son, Ltd.) 20 p.: ill. (some col.); 25 cm. Breves Lalique Galleries "Light catalogue index" (with

Nested bubbles [electronic resource].
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Alesina, Inna, 1969- Rochelle, Chris. Holtzinger, Adam. Minami, Jason. Sheppard, Annette. 132692 2012. 1 computer file. Design concept, "inspired by ships in the bottle", with two images of "housing bubble" and descriptive text; one housing bubble has a red Monopoly house inside

[Five design drawings used in preparation for GlassLab prototypes] [electronic resource].
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Allen, Harry. Hacker, Chris. Kennard, George. Rochelle, Chris. Meek, Eric. 132688 2012. 1 computer file. Five design drawings for ten pieces of glassware in differing colors and designs. Allen and Hacker used these drawings to form basis for design plan at GlassLab. They layered bands of glass to

Lamp goods of every description: colored and fancy shades and globes for gas, kerosene and electric light, electroliers, gas and electric portables, bead covers, bead fringes, prisms, etc.
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William R. Noe (Firm), New York, NY, USA. 133123 Colored and fancy shades and globes for gas, kerosene and electric light, electroliers, gas and electric portables, bead covers, bead fringes, prisms, etc. New York: William R. Noe, [ca. 1880-1889] 99 p.: ill.; 26 cm. Nineteenth ed. Noe, William R.,

[Design drawing used in preparation for GlassLab shell prototypes] [electronic resource].
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Weeks, David. 133225 Shell prototype Seashell prototype 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawing includes three silver metal shell prototypes, oval in shape, with long, narrow openings. David Weeks collaborated with gaffers Lewis Olson and Adam Holslinger July 28-29, 2012 during his time at GlassLab

Prix-courant des cheminées 1896-1897.
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Cristalleries du Val-Saint-Lambert, Seraing, Belgium. 133354 [Seraing]: Cristalleries du Val-Saint Lambert, 1896. [6] p. 31 cm. Val-Saint-Lambert, Cristalleries du Cover title. Trade catalog. Believed that "B" is for Belgian prices, and "E" is for prices abroad. Purchase;

Verres divers à jambe tirée.
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Cristalleries du Val-Saint-Lambert, Seraing, Belgium. 133352 [Seraing]: Cristalleries du Val-Saint Lambert, [ca. 1895?] [2] loose leaves (i.e., [3] p.): ill.; 32 cm. Val-Saint-Lambert, Cristalleries du Caption title. Trade catalog. Suggested date provided by previous owner, Raymond Chambon. Closely

Gnomonique.
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Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784. 133974 [S.l.: s.n., n.d., 1770-1779?] ii plates; 39 cm. Uncataloged #429, Gnomonique Plate descriptions on p. 14. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. In CMGL collection as part of Uncataloged #429. I. Gnomonique [89, AB s.]-- II. Gnomonique [90]. SpecialO

Perspective.
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Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784. 133967 [S.l.: s.n., n.d., 1770-1779?] ii plates; 39 cm. Uncataloged #429, Perspective Plate descriptions on p. 8-9. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. In CMGL collection as part of Uncataloged #429. I. Perspective [58]-- II. Perspective [59]. SpecialO CorningDB

Price list adopted by the Glass Bottle Blowers' Association of the United States and Canada, for the blast of...
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Glass Bottle Blowers Association of the United States and Canada. 127276 Wage scale and working rules adopted by the Glass Bottle Blowers' Association of the United States and Canada and the Glass Bottle and Vial Manufacturers' Association. Camden, N.J.: The Association, 1895-1902. v.; 14

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 Published in conjunction with the opening of a cut glass department in their store at 902 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging May 2012. Patterns described

Motifs historiques d'architecture et de sculpture d'ornament. Décorations extérieures empruntées à des edifices français du commencement de la renaissance à la fin de Louis XVI (XVIe, XVIIe, XVIIIe siècles) / par Césare Daly.
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Daly, César, 1811-1893. 123555 Décorations extérieures empruntées à des edifices français du commencement de la renaissance à la fin de Louis XVI (XVIe, XVIIe, XVIIIe siècles) Paris: C. Massin, [1911] Nouvelle éd. 2 v.: plates (some folded); 46 cm. NA3549.A1 "Portes, panneaux

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 Cover title. "April

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 "Soluble glass (silicate of soda, potash, &c.) is a chemical preparation, for which the arts are indebted to Prof. Fuchs of Munich, Bavaria, who died in 1856. It was first brought into practical use

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 Offprint from Glass Science in Art and Conservation. Also available online in the Science

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 Caption title. Includes bibliographical references. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-114 Also available

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