rapidity. The general use of windows glass is a thing of yesterday,
and in its train there now follows a striking pageant of industrial
revolutions, large factories were made possible, big business began,
and the physical conditions of home life were completely changed.|
"With window glass, industry in shop or office
could go on without a break caused by the weather, and, what is of still
greater consequence, without the long winter hiatus, during which bright
thoughts could be forgotten and the best of intentions fade away."
So window glass has brought control of the
weather, and controlled weather means continuity of effort in labor
and invention, which means production on the modern scale. Nor is this
control confined to buildings. Portholes of ships, windows of railway
cars, the glazed bodies of automobiles, all furnish shelter, warmth,
and light to keep men well and comfortable while going about the business
of the world.