Learn how to blow glass and
create your own unique glass sculptures, this CD contains a
collection of 6 (six) vintage How To Books on one Gift Quality CD.
Glassblowing is a glassforming technique that involves
inflating the molten glass into a bubble, or parison, with the aid
of the blowpipe, or blow tube. As a novel glass forming technique
created in the middle of the last century B.C., glassblowing
exploited a working property of glass which was previously unknown
to the glassworkers â€“ inflation. Inflation
refers to the expansion of a molten blob of glass by introducing a
small amount of air to it. This property is based on the liquid
structure of glass where the atoms are held together by strong
chemical bonds in a disordered and random network, therefore molten
glass is viscous enough to be blown and gradually hardens as it
CD contains the following 6 (six) titles.
1865 Reminiscences of Glass Making
~ Articles about the history and progress of glass
manufacture. The object of the writer has been to gather
interesting information gained from authentic sources, in regard to
a branch of manufacture of glass creation.
~ 136 pages.
1885 Wonders of Glass-making in all Ages
~ Among the discoveries due to chance and perfected by man's
intellect, the invention of glass is certainly one of the most
important. Besides the fact that glass satisfies a considerable
number of our most ordinary wants, it is also to its power that we
must attribute in a great degree the ever-progressive march of
science, and indeed it is by multiplying indefinitely the strength
of man's organ of sight, that Glass lays bare the most hidden works
of creation to his investigation.
~ 338 pages.
1897 Methods of Glass Blowing
~ This book consists of my Methods of Glass-blowing, together
with a chapter in which I have described the comparatively new art
of working vitreous silica. The individual operations of glass-
blowing are much less difficult than is usually supposed, and
considerable success in the performance of most of them may be
attained by any one who is endowed with average powers of
manipulation and who is moderately persistent.
~ 106 pages.
1902 The Methods of Glass Blowing
~ The methods of glass blowing, and of working silica in the
oxy-gas flame. A reprint of the third edition of my Methods of
Glass-blowing, together with a new chapter in which I have
described the comparatively new art of working vitreous silica.
~ 116 pages.
1914 Laboratory Manual of Glass Blowing
~ The purpose of this little book is to provide a clear and
detailed discussion of the elements of glass-blowing. Many
laboratories in this country, especially in the west, are located a
long way from any professional glass-blower, and the time and money
spent in shipping broken apparatus several hundred miles to be
mended could often be saved if some of the laboratory force could
seal on a new stop-cock, replace a broken tube, or make some
temporary repairs. Many men in physical or chemical laboratories
have occasion to modify some piece of apparatus designed perhaps
for other uses, or to design new apparatus. To such also, the
ability to perform some of the operations herein described may be
~ 80 pages.
1920 Fifty years of Glass Making 1869-1919
~ A wonderful book outlining the history and techniques of
~ 104 pages.
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