HOW UNION LOBOR AND THE ALL-NIGHT TAVERNS CO-EXISTED IN CORNING

The employees didn’t get much work done on Mondys and management didn’t budget for any – altho they never revealed that fact to the employees. A very interesting stand-off involving the all-night taverns in Corning.

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Published in: on 04/18/2011 at 12:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

WHEN A PATTERN IS NOT A PATTERN

Patterns are often not what they appear to be.  Why closer inspection is always a good idea.  A look at the Rex pattern from an article by Tom Duncan.

Published in: on 04/01/2011 at 1:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

ENTER EVOLUTION #2 – THE FIGURED BLANK

Not as evil as you may have thought.  Many good reasons for its introduction.

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THE FINAL EVOLUTION – ACID POLISH

Way more assets than liabilities in this dangerous prodedure.

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INTRINSIC VALUES IN CUT GLASS.

Cut Glass production consists of teams of 3-4 craftsman in the blowing process and a different team of 3-4 craftsman in the cutting process.  Here is the problem with maintaining intrinsic values.  If any one of the craftman is less that a true craftsman then the entire item may be forever without intrinsic value.

Published in: on 03/15/2011 at 1:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

THE VASTLY OVERRATED ‘BLACK-LIGHT TEST’.

EBay sellers have become over infatuated with ‘the black-light test’.  The only reason for any tests is to determine if a specific piece is from the American Brilliant Period or a reproduction from the 1980’s.  You will learn here why is is at the bottom of a list of five things that will tell you if this piece is a reproduction.

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CUTTING PROCESS ON CYLINDRICAL ITEMS.

Where the cutter can’t see his wheel.  This seperates the ‘men from the boys’ in the cutting world.

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FACTORY CHART OF THE PLANT AFTER EVOLUTION WAS UNDER WAY

Up to date status of how the factory process lookied about 1880.

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A LOOK AT A DEMONSTRATION PIECE

These were provide to Jewelry and Department Stores to teach the public how the four stages of cutting were done.  The answer to the question.  ‘How did they do that?’

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THE CUTTING PROCESS AND WHAT LED TO EVOLUTION #1

What was inherited from the Middle period and the crying need for a little ‘Yankee Ingenuity”.  Here is Evolution #1

Published in: on 03/15/2011 at 12:59 pm  Leave a Comment