Charles Flint Glass Blowing Images

CharlesFlintMugCharles Flint posted some really great pictures last week of early glass blowing techniques. I have nested these together and archived. Hope you enjoy. Thanks Charles!

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Charles Flint Postings

Pouring glass onto a table to be rolled out for plate glass.

Pouring glass onto a table to be rolled out for plate glass.

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Window Glass Blowing, Blowers with partly finished cylinder.

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Window Glass Blowing, Blowing the Ball. Finished Cylinder.

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They are making cylindrical glass tubs. They will cut the two ends off then make a cut down the center and flatten it to make window or plate glass.

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Glass blowers at New Castle, Pennsylvania in 1897

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Glass cutter and cutting machine.

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Glassoven, blowing department

Glass blowing Gent

Glass blowing Gent

He is making a clay crucible for the glass making factory. One of the most important jobs at the factory. If they didn't get all the air pockets out it could blow up the furnace and often did.

Building up a Melting Pot. He is making a clay crucible for the glass making factory. One of the most important jobs at the factory. If they didn’t get all the air pockets out it could blow up the furnace and often did. – Charles Flint

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M’KEE & Brothers Flint Glass Manufacturers

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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1 Response to Charles Flint Glass Blowing Images

  1. Warren Friedrich says:

    Nice images. Reminds me of my research and all the interesting information I gathered in writing my book on glass manufacturing. Thanks for the posting.

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