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December 31, 2005
  • Transcribed Becching's two remaining prism glass patents:
    • 510,831 · Beeching · Illuminating-Tile
    • 582,893 · Beeching · Translucent Tile
December 30, 2005
  • Transcribed remaining Jacob Mark patents:
    • D25,331 · Mark · Design for a Skylight-Tile
    • D27,701 · Mark · Design for a Glass or Lens
    • D27,702 · Mark · Design for a Glass or Lens
    • 602,763 · Mark · Lens for Illuminating Tiles
    • 629,197 · Mark · Vault-Light or Illumination-Tile
  • Ditto remaining Pennycuick patents:
    • 492,363 · Pennycuick · Skylight
    • 492,363 · Pennycuick · Vault-Light
    • 579,350 · Pennycuick · Shade or Globe
    • 583,580 · Pennycuick · Device for Illuminating Basements and Dark Rooms
December 29, 2005 December 27, 2005 December 26, 2005
  • Finished transcribing vault light patents through 1884. Time for a change...
    • 285,358 · Hyatt · Vault-Light Roof and Sidewalk for Basements and Rear Extensions of Buildings
    • 285,625 · Hyatt · Combination Daylight-Reflector
    • 286,012 · Hyatt · Illuminating Vault-Cover or Grating-Tile, &c.
    • 286,137 · Hyatt · Vault-Light Roof and Sidewalk for Constructing Basements, &c., to Buildings
    • 286,542 · Hyatt · Illuminating Vault-Covers or Grating-Tiles and Surfaces Made of the Same
    • 288,571 · Hyatt · Vault-Cover or Illuminating Grating-Tile and Surface Made Thereof
    • 288,572 · Hyatt · Vault-Covering or Illuminating-Grating and Surface Made Therefrom
    • 289,537 · Hyatt · Illuminating Sidewalk or Roof to a Continuous Vault or Gallery, &c.
    • 289,538 · Hyatt · Illuminating Grating-Tile and Constructions Made Therefrom
    • 292,559 · Hyatt · Concrete and Concreted Pavement and Roof-Pavement, and Substructure for the Same
    • 294,647 · Mark · Illuminating-Tile Black Pepper
    • 297,806 · Jacobs · Illuminating-Tile
    • 298,418 · Shaw · Manufacture of Bricks Made of Glass
    • 302,476 · Furman · Ventilating Vault-Cover
December 21, 2005
  • More vault light patents transcribed, about halfway through 1883:
    • 272,551 · Hyatt · Illuminating Vault-Cover or Grating-Tile and Surfaces Made of the Same
    • 272,629 · Beeching · Illuminating-Tile
    • 273,257 · Chamberlin · Sidewalk-Light
    • 274,086 · Daly · Lens for Vault-Lights
    • 276,100 · Vedder · Decorative Structure
    • 276,761 · Bredehorst · Incidence-Window
    • 284,170 · Bosworth · Water-Tight Joint for Tiling, Vault-Covers, Areas &c.
    • 284,559 · Hyatt · Sky or Vault Light Roof and Roof-Pavement
December 17, 2005
  • Two more vault light patents transcribed
    • 271,854 · Ingalls · Illuminating Roof, &c.
    • 272,383 · Hyatt · Illuminating Vault-Cover or Grating-Tile and Surfaces Made of the Same
November 30, 2005
  • Transcribed the remaining vault light patents for 1882:
    • 257,714 · Hyatt · Illuminating Vault-Cover or Grating
    • 257,715 · Hyatt · Pavement-Plate or Vault-Cover
    • 257,822 · Hyatt · Illuminating Grating and Buildings Lighted Thereby
    • 258,232 · Ingalls · Illuminating Tile
    • 259,346 · Vedder · Illuminated Structure
    • 259,768 · Lindsay · Illuminating Tile-Plate
    • 261,720 · Ingalls · Illuminating Tile
    • 261,720 · Mark · Vault Light
    • 263,412 · Jackson · Method of Illuminating Basements
    • 265,090 · Jacobs · Illuminating Grating
    • 269,292 · Jackson · Illuminating Basements
  • New copy of Years of Reflection has the dustjacket, so scanned the DJ.
November 23, 2005
  • Gilbert's Glass Blowing aka Experimental Glass Blowing for Boys
Cashew November 9, 2005 November 8, 2005
  • The Mentor No. 192: Stained Glass, by Ida J. Burgess (1919). Ida's writing isn't as compelling, and in fact she's downright stuffy, but you'll learn something about stained glass. Includes the usual Mentor complement of six large gravures.
November 1, 2005
  • Two more bits of Leo Popper paper: 1930 postcards from Wiesauer Farbenglasweke to Firma Leo Popper & Sons regarding orders for colored glass.
  • New J. A. King material:
    • 1914 ad in a Builders' Compendium of some sort.
    • 1959 ad in Laxton's and Lockwood's
  • New UK pavement light manufacturer identified: John Healey, Ltd. (London)
  • First Lenscrete paper: 1959 Laxton's and Lockwood's ad
  • Coal by Mary K. Chapin-- a kid's introduction to all things coal around 1940. Included here since coal was such an important fuel for glass furnaces.
October 25, 2005
  • Undated interior photo of the Co-operative Flint Glass Company works.
  • The Mentor No. 177: Glass and Glass-Making, by Esther Singleton (1919). The Mentor is a very interesting series that was published twice a month on a myriad of topics. Offers nice summaries of a dozen pages or so with many small photos, plus each issue contains six full-page gravures with a detailed write-up of the subject on the back. Their mottos were LEARN ONE THING EVERY DAY and MAKE THE SPARE MOMENT COUNT.
October 20, 2005
  • Reminiscences of Glass-Making, by Deming Jarves-- "a simple and succinct outline of the characteristics and progress of the Glass Manufacture" was first published in 1854 "in the columns of a village newspaper"; the second expanded edition of 1865 is transcribed here. History, quotes from the ancients, glass formulas, and a few cuts; at 100+ pages, it's got more detail than most accounts.
October 16, 2005
  • The Making of a Sheet of Glass, a talk by Major R. M. Weeks of Pilkington Brothers to the Royal Institution of Great Britain in 1933. More technical than the usual account of glassmaking, and has interesting photos of cylinder and flat drawn glass production.
October 12, 2005
  • The Manufacture of Glass, Chapter 8 of How It Is Made by Archibald Williams (ca 1900), is a short, first-hand account of glassmaking by Mr. Williams, who personally visited manufactories of many industries to describe their workings.
October 11, 2005
  • Among the Glass-Makers, Chapter 3 of Lawrence's Adventures Among the Ice-Cutters, Glass-Makers, Coal-Miners, Iron-Men, and Ship-Builders by J. T. Trowbridge (1870), is the story of a kid's tour of a glassworks. It has interesting details not usually bothered with in adult descriptions of glassmaking.
Sweet Chestnut October 8, 2005 October 2, 2005 September 29, 2005
  • Peninsulators is dead! Long live glassian.org.
September 28, 2005
  • Peninsulators is defunct! The author is no longer living on the S.F. PENINSULA, and the site has expanded to be cover more than just INSULATORS, so the name PENINSULATORS is no longer appropriate. Content has been split: all non-glass-related material has moved to ian.macky.net; what remains is the glass collection of Ian Macky: glassian.org
September 24, 2005 September 21, 2005 July 5, 2005
  • Minor changes: fixed the translations of the two Bergeret "Sur les fils telégraphiques" postcards (Colonnes and Pierrot) thanks to Joye Lore-Lawson and Lionel Hinnerblesse.
May 27, 2005 May 16, 2005
  • Transcribed vault light patents:
    • 236,817 · Hyatt · Illuminated-Grating or Perforated Plate of Metal and other Materials, and Constructions made therefrom
    • 238,797 · McLean · Glass Building-Block and Building
    • 238,858 · Cornell · Cement Illuminating-Tiling
    • 239,607 · Fryer · Joint for Cement Illuminating-Tiling for Roofs and Pavements
    • 240,140 · Jacobs · Plate for Sidewalks, Roofs, &c.
    • 243,266 · Hyatt · Concreted Illuminating-Grating
    • 243,779 · Hyatt · Walking-Surface of Illuminating-Gratings Employed to Cover Openings to Vaults and Underground Spaces
    • 254,656 · Hyatt · Illuminating-Grating
    • 255,511 · Hyatt · Illuminating-Grating
    • 257,712 · Hyatt · Constructing and Repairing Illuminating-Roofs, &c.
May 14, 2005
  • Transcribed vault light patents:
    • 206,571 · Hyatt · Improvement in Modes of Covering, Lighting, and Ventilating Areas, Vaults, &c.
    • 206,571 · Dale · Improvement in Illuminating Tiles for Covering Vaults, &c.
    • 206,510 · Healey · Improvement in Vault-Lights, &c.
    • 222,053 · Jacobs · Improvement in Illuminating-Tiles for Roofs and Pavements
    • 225,837 · Jacobs · Illuminating Roofing-Plate
    • 227,247 · Harr · Vault-Light and Skylight
    • 230,931 · Fryer · Joint for Cement Illuminating-Tiles for Roofs and Pavements
    • 231,805 · Jacobs · Illuminating-Tile
    • 232,399 · Geddes · Skylight
    • 235,677 · Fryer · Illuminating-Tile for Roofs and Pavements
May 10, 2005
  • Transcribed vault light patents:
    • 166,572 · Willbur · Improvement in Vault-Covers
    • 166,573 · Willbur · Improvement in Vault-Lights
    • 168,472 · Foley · Improvement in Vault-Lights
    • 168,982 · Gordon · Improvement in Vault-Covers
    • 170,567 · Ingalls · Improvement in Vault-Covers
    • 177,541 · Muzard · Improvement in Vault-Covers
    • Filbert 206,332 · Hyatt · Improvement in the Application of Cements, Clays, Metals and Glass in forming Illuminated or Other Gratings, Vault-Covers, Roofs, &c.
  • New bibliography entry:
    • Designs underfoot: the art of manhole covers in New York City, Diana Stuart (Design Books 2003; ISBN 1-58574-639-8) [Pictures of nice, rare illuminated Rockwell, Hyatt, Tice & Jacobs, Jacob Mark, etc, manhole covers, coal covers, etc; facts from this book have been incorporated]
  • Identified more pavement light companies:
    • UK:
      • Improved Pavement Light Company Ltd.
      • Patent Pavement Light Company Ltd.
    • US:
      • Aberthaw Construction Co. (Boston)
      • T. H. Brooks & Co. (Cleveland)
      • Cornell's Iron Works (New York)
      • Empire Vault Light Co. (New York)
April 28, 2005
  • Transcribed vault light patents:
    • 146,074 · Ingalls · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 147,401 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Roof-Plates
    • 148,247 · Schatz · Improvement in Vault-Covers
    • 149,153 · Poulson · Improvement in Illuminating Roof-Plates
    • 152,135 · Lynch · Improvement in Vault-Covers
    • 152,380 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Roofing-Tiles
    • 152,836 · Foley & Murray · Improvement in Vault-Lights
    • 154,048 · Hyatt & Jacobs · Improvement in Illuminating Roofing-Plates
    • 156,060 · Lynch · Improvement in Ventilating-Blanks for Illuminating-Tiles
    • 156,412 · Dale · Improvement in Vault-Covers
    • 156,954 · Smith · Improvement in Illuminating Roof-Plates
April 26, 2005
  • Transcribed vault light patents:
    • 145,201 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,202 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,203 · Hyatt · Improvement in Non-Condensing Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,204 · Hyatt · Improvement in Non-Condensing Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,205 · Hyatt · Improvement in Non-Condensing Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,206 · Hyatt · Improvement in Non-Condensing Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,207 · Hyatt · Improvement in Elevating Vault-Covers
    • 145,208 · Hyatt · Improvement in Flexible Illuminating Vault-Plates
    • 145,209 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Ventilating-Steps
April 25, 2005
  • New listing for prism glass repair & restoration: BaronArts
  • Transcribed vault light patents:
    • 145,191 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,192 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,193 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,194 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,195 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,196 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,197 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,198 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,199 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,200 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
April 24, 2005
  • Transcribed vault light patents:
    • 138,724 · Wood · Improvement in Vault-Lights
    • 139,241 · French · Improvement in Vault-Covers
    • 140,709 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 142,472 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Roofings
    • 145,182 · Hyatt · Improvement in Fire-Proof Illuminating-Tiles
    • 145,183 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating-Doors
    • 145,184 · Hyatt · Improvement in Metallic Hatchway-Doors
    • 145,185 · Hyatt · Improvement in Flexible Sheet-Metal Illuminating-Plates
    • 145,186 · Hyatt · Improvement in Ventilating Illuminating Roofing-Plates
    • 145,187 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,188 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,189 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
    • 145,190 · Hyatt · Improvement in Illuminating Vault-Covers
April 20, 2005
  • Transcribed vault light patents:
    • 117,062 · French · Improvement in Vault Lights
    • 117,063 · French · Improvement in Vault Lights
    • 123,688 · French · Improvement in Vault Lights
    • 133,032 · Hyatt · Improvement in Vault Lights
    • 134,062 · Ingalls · Improvement in Vault-Covers
    • 134,447 · Trollope · Improvement in Vault-Covers
    • 135,120 · Hyatt · Improvement in Vault-Lights
    • 136,299 · Bearse · Improvement in Deck-Lights
    • 136,519 · Hyatt · Improvement in Vault-Covers
    • 138,204 · Sharts · Improvement in Vault-Covers

April 18, 2005 March 16, 2005
  • CD comparator working again after hosting change. Now all-C code & shows available CDs.
March 13, 2005