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Keppler Glass Constructions trademark Keppler Glass Constructions trademark

Location:

  • 806 Architects Building, 101 Park Ave., New York, NY

Timeline:

  • 1912-1928

Notes:

  • Frederick Ludwig Keppler [b. 1862, Stuttgart]
  • Offices in Berlin, London, Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Copenhagen, Milan, Moscow, Barcelona
  • Renamed Structural Glass Corporation in 1928
  • "Vault and roof lights, skylights, translucent wall, sidewalk, and ceiling construction."
  • Trademark #110,860 (1917)
  • Trade catalog —Smithsonian
  • "Keppler (Fredrick L.)* New York. Keppler glass constructions. 15, [1] p. illus., diagrs. 8vo. [12638] © June 2, 1914; 2 c. June 4, 1914; A 374309." —Catalogue of copyright entries, no. 6, 1914 (Library of Congress)
  • "Word was received here yesterday by Mrs. J. C. Ramsey, 235 South Pine street, of the death of her brother-in-law, Frederick L. Keppler, developer of structural glass, and president of the Keppler Glass Construction company of New York. He was 77 years old. His wife, the late Mrs. Elizabeth Neely Keppler, was born and reared in York, and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Neely. Mr. Keppler was born in Villa Keppler, the family's ancestral home at Stuttgart Germany, and was a direct descendant of Johannes Keppler, noted German astronomer of the seventeenth century." —The Gazette and Daily, York, Pennsylvania, August 6, 1940, p3.
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Paper:

Keppler Glass Constructions · 1914 Keppler Glass Constructions · title page Keppler Glass Constructions · Page 2
Keppler Glass Constructions
Canadian Centre for Architecture
via The Internet Archive
80MB: pdf
Translucent but not transparent · Fig. 1. Keppler Floor, Roof and Vault Light Constructions are composed of translucent glass units, supported by reinforced concrete. They have a large glass area above, and an all-glass undersurface, which admits and distributes the maximum of light. The concrete frame-work, reinforced with rods, gives great supporting strength without cutting off the light. Fig. 2. Cross section of Keppler Floor Light, showing reinforced concrete construction and all-glass undersurface. The concave sides of the glasses are painted white to secure total reflection of light rays striking the concrete ribs.

Gallery:

Keppler floor light (top view) Keppler floor light (bottom view)
6"×6"×1¾" Keppler Floor/Roof Light, embossed "KEPPLER Glass Constructions N.Y."