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Clyde Rathmann: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series

Clyde Rathmann reflects on his employment at Corning Glass Works and discusses his involvement and the challenges in producing an 84-inch telescope mirror for an astrophysicist named Aden Meinel. The lens was installed in Kitt Peak, Arizona. Other projects he discusses include his work with the nose cones for guided missiles, furnaces at Steuben, and optical glass at Harrodsburg, KY and Danville, VA.‎ Filmed May 2012. The Rakow Research Library’s Conversation Series features the stories of people involved in the glass industry and glass arts.