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July 16, 2010
  • New Babson Surge Electric Stock Control bulletin.
  • Photo of British Luxfer Syndicate glazier's sample (front and back) with prism tile (simplified variation of Frank Lloyd Wright design) and stained glass work, set in electro-glazed copper.
July 7, 2010 July 3, 2010 Guess who?
  • Three new pieces added For Sale:
    • über-rare Byllesby micarta-core suspension insulator
    • Cutter tree insulator embedded in a tree trunk
    • rare CD 306 Lynchburg power piece
  • Started transcribing interesting bits from section 31 of the 1936-38 Architect's Standard Catalogue (Daylight Increasing Devices and Pavement Lights):
June 26, 2010
  • Gallery of the fantastic Párisi Udvar in the Brudern Ház in Budapest, Hungary, including Luxfer vault lights, courtesy Krisztina Kecskés, a glass artist of that city.
  • New addition to the illuminated coalhole cover collection: 18" Jacob Mark
  • Identified new vault light makers (from the goldmine which is the 1905-06 Thomas' Register):
    • American Mason Safety Tread Co.
    • E. T. Barnum Wire & Iron Works
    • Bartlett, Haywood & Co.
    • Wm. Bayley & Sons Co.
    • Brown & Ketcham Iron Works
    • Carr & Andrews Corporation Sample image from Knox's Boy Traveller in the Far East
    • Chas. F. Ernst
    • Chelmsford Foundry Co.
    • Chicago Sidewalk Light Co.
    • Chicasaw Iron Works
    • Christopher & Simpson Architectural Iron & Foundry Co.
    • S. J. Creswell Iron Works
    • Crown Iron Works
    • Thos. Dimond
    • Fletcher & Crowell Co.
    • Globe Iron & Foundry Co.
    • L. M. Ham & Co.
    • Hetherington & Berner
    • F. L. Heughes & Co.
    • Horrocks Iron Works
    • Madison Avenue Foundry Co.
    • Mahony Manufacturing Co.
    • Megquier & Jones Co.
    • Merritt & Co.
    • Minneapolis Steel & Machinery Co.
    • New Jersey Foundry & Machine Co.
    • New York Prism Co.
    • Northwestern Foundry (S. T. Ferguson, Prop.)
    • Paxton & Vierling Iron Works
    • Phoenix Steel Construction Co.
    • Ransome & Smith Co.
    • P. Rieseck
    • Russell Wheel & Foundry Co.
    • St. Paul Foundry Co.
    • L. Schreiber & Sons Co.
    • Smith Wire & Iron Works
    • Snead Architectural Iron Works
    • Steward & Stevens Iron Works
    • W. & J. Tiebout
    • Van Dorn Iron Works Co.
    • Vulcan Co.
    • Wallace Foundry & Machine Co.
    • Youngstown Wire & Iron Co.
June 10, 2010 May 28, 2010 May 25, 2010 May 9, 2010
  • Photos of Hayward Bros vault lights in Dunedin, New Zealand courtesy Doug Hopkins
  • Jacobs & Sons vault light page with 1907/08 Sweet's entry Silky Anteater
  • Interesting new glass block patent turned up by Dr. Guedes: 1851 · 13,653 · William Bridges Adams · "Certain Improvements in the Construction of Roads and Ways for the Transit of Passengers, of Materials, and Goods; Also in Buildings and in Bridges, and in Locomotive Engines and Carriages; Part of which Improvements are applicable to other purposes". Added this to my index but I don't have a copy yet and espacenet.com draws a blank. Pedro sends this excerpt (since the glass block idea is buried in a long a rambling patent which covers a lot of ground):
    Glass Blocks: Another part of my improvements in building relates to the construction and application of glass bricks. These bricks can be cast in moulds, and are to be either hollow or solid; but they can be cast with dovetails, fillets, or joggles, on one side, and with corresponding hollows on the other side, or with tongues and grooves, so that they will build together without cement, or with the elastic piping or cording before described. And they may be shaped so as to form vertical transparent walls, or to form domes and arches of any color or combination desired; but in all cases they are to be dovetailed, or filletted, or joggled, or tongued and grooved, or with corresponding projections and cavities, in order to fit together without cement. The various modes of dovetailing, or filletting, or joggling, or tonguing and grooving, are so well understood that Drawings are not required to explain them; and the glass bricks may be of any desired form that will build into walls, with or without iron or other framings to support them; and, when made hollow, these glass bricks may contain colored or other liquids, or they can be arranged for fish to live in.