CHARTING THE PROCESS THROUGH THE PLANT

You will see how it all comes together from the basic raw materials all the way to the final product.

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CUTTING PROCESS ON FLAT PIECES

See how objects are cut with the cutter can see through to piece and watch his wheel at work.

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APPLYING A HANDLE

You just saw how the bottle is blown and now lets see haw they apply the handle.  Still take a team of four skilled workers.

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FEEL, TOUCH AND SOUND ALL VITAL TO CUTTING.

But, of all the senses – hearing was the most vital.   See why Hawkes sent you home if a cold affected your hearing.

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THE BLOWING PROCESS

Step by step what the team of four go thorugh to create a blown blank.

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CRAFTSMANSHIP

Brilliant Period Craftsmanship sets this product apart. yet it is so hard for a team of workers to achieve this level of perfection .

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WHY MEN ARE THE MAIN CUT GLASS COLLECTORS

The difference between men and women in how they view this remarkable product.

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THE MISUNDERSTOOD IMPORTANCE OF SIGNATURES

From ‘The Buying Game”.  Take a good look at the final stages of the buying process.  …and how one major company determined which pieces to sign.

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IMAGES OF A BLOWING SHOP

See how the two types of blown blanks are done.

THESE ARE THE INITIAL VIGNETTES.  IN JANUARY WE WILL GO THROUGH THE STEP BY STEP PROCESS OF BLOWING A BLANK FREE HAND AND APPLYING A HANDLE.   FUTURE VIGNETTES WILL TAKE UP THE TOPICS OF SIGNATURE IMPORTANCE, THE ASSEMBLY LINE INNOVATION, THE FIGURED BLANK INNOVATION AND THE ACID BATH INNOVATION .  EACH VITAL TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BRILLIANT PERIOD.

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VITAL INNOVATIONS

There were three major innovations that ushered in the dynamic Brilliant Period and just pushed the Middle Period of American Cut Glass manufacturing right off the page.  The innovations were actually evolutions as you will see.

THESE ARE THE  INITIAL VIGNETTES.  IN JANUARY WE WILL GO THROUGH THE STEP BY STEP PROCESS OF BLOWING A BLANK FREE HAND AND APPLYING A HANDLE.   FUTURE VIGNETTES WILL TAKE UP THE TOPICS OF SIGNATURE IMPORTANCE, THE ASSEMBLY LINE INNOVATION, THE FIGURED BLANK INNOVATION AND THE ACID BATH INNOVATION .  EACH VITAL TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BRILLIANT PERIOD.

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