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The Art of Glass

Professor Michael Cable has edited a new collected volume including the renowned translation by Christopher Merrett of L’Arte Vetraria by Antonio Neri. Merrett translated the Italian’s book in 1662, adding his own observations which were almost as long as the original text. “The World’s Most Famous Book on Glassmaking” was then quickly translated into Latin, German, French and Spanish and was used as a reference source for glass makers for the next 100 years.

To mark the book’s 300th year, Professor W E S Turner read a paper to the 1962 Annual General Meeting: “A notable British seventeenth-century contribution to the literature of glassmaking,” later published in Glass Technology. This has been included in the volume as well as a preface by the Editor.

The volume reproduces the original layout of The Art of Glass on an A5 format.
A5 (210 mm × 148 mm), 436 pages.

ISBN: 0-900682-26-4

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Ceramics and Glass: a basic technology (Paperback)

By Charles Bray

This book brings together ceramics and glass because there is much information, normally attributed to one area which seriously affects the other. It has been written for students, potters and glassmakers working individually or in small studios. It is intended to be a source of understandable information.
2000, 234 mm × 156 mm, 280 pages with colour illustrations throughout.

ISBN: 0-900682-30-2

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Ceramics and Glass: a basic technology (Hardback)

By Charles Bray

This book brings together ceramics and glass because there is much information, normally attributed to one area which seriously affects the other. It has been written for students, potters and glassmakers working individually or in small studios. It is intended to be a source of understandable information.

2000, 234 mm × 156 mm, 280 pages with colour illustrations throughout.

ISBN: 0-900682-30-2

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Practising stained glass safely

By M. Stanton Harris

This book has been prepared for the purpose of promoting a safer place of work for anyone who now or in the future, intends to find employment in stained glass work. It is intended to be a useful guide to highlight the dangers when working with hazardous materials in everyday use and generate safer working practices, ensuring the continuation of this ancient art form.

2000, A5 (210 mm × 148 mm), 48 pages with colour illustrations throughout

ISBN: 0-900682-26-4

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The Window Glass Makers of St. Helens

By R. A. Parkin

A record of window glass making by Pilkington Brothers, at Grove Street, St. Helens from 1826 to 1952. It is wholly about the sheet and rolled glass making factory known as Sheet Works, located in St. Helens only a short distance from the town centre. It was the birth place of the Company of Pilkington Brothers, originally founded as the St. Helens Glass Company.

2000, A5 (210 mm × 148 mm), 128 pages with black and white illustrations.

ISBN: 0-900682-28-0

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Basic optical stress measurement in glass

By H. W. McKenzie & R. J. Hand

Practical methods used to measure stress in glass are analysed by this 1999 publication. Users of photoelastic techniques in the glass industry, both in day-to-day quality assurance and in more specialist fault-finding applications, will find the information in this book relevant to their needs and that it provides an improved understanding of the measurements being made.

The book has 96 pages, 51 line drawings and 21 colour pictures. A5.

ISBN: 0 900682 27 2

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Glass Furnaces: design, construction and operation

By W. Trier (Translated by K. L. Lowenstein)

The technical criteria, descriptions and designs of all furnace types for the many kinds of glasses are described. 1987 (original German 1984). 296 pages. 190×270 mm.

ISBN: 0 900682 20 5

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Stones and cord in glasses

By C. Clark-Monks & J. M. Parker

The origins of stones and cord, techniques for their evaluation and a number of case histories are explained. Identification of the various categories of stone and cord are provided in the 86 plates included in the book. 1980.

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Glass to metal Seals

By Ian Donald

The primary purpose of this new monograph is to provide a thorough review of glass-to-metal seals, with particular reference to the more recent developments in the scientific, technical and commercial fields. Current applications for glass-to-metal seals are extraordinarily diverse, ranging from the humble, taken-for-granted light bulb to complex aerospace and military components developed within the last few years. New applications also continue to emerge where the unique properties of these systems can be exploited. It is also the purpose of this monograph to highlight new and emerging fields which are benefiting from the application of glass-to-metal seal and related technologies. In this respect, the scope of the monograph has been broadened to include the related topic of glass-to-metal coatings. In addition, the more recent and highly versatile glass-ceramic-to-metal systems are reviewed. Some of the newer ceramic-to-metal, glass-to-glass, glass-to-ceramic and ceramic-to-ceramic systems are also covered briefly, areas very much in their infancy in 1949. Published April 2007, 234 mm × 156 mm, 338 pages with colour and black and white illustrations.

ISBN: 0-900682-56-6

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Glass in Engineering Science: Volume 1, Optical Birefringence in Glass

By J. A. Hemsley

The principal objective of this monograph is to draw together the many disparate strands of glass science and technology associated with optical birefringence. Throughout the text, a simplified approach has been adopted in presenting the salient features of what is often difficult subject matter, partly to encourage a wider readership. Theoretical and experimental results from many sources are presented, and copious references are given in full so that particular fields of enquiry can be pursued in greater depth where necessary. Particular emphasis is given to the historical origins of the various scientific discoveries and technological innovations, which often tend to be overlooked in current literature. Whence several examples of largely unknown publications have been identified and accorded deserved recognition. The present compendium is partially a celebration of the pioneering investigations carried out worldwide by numerous scientists and engineers over the past two centuries, while encompassing the most recent developments.

Optical properties are summarised for various inorganic glasses subjected to stress, magnetic and electric fields, including the influence of wavelength dispersion and quantum dots. Attention is directed to the measurement of residual stresses in flat and non-flat annealed glass, and more particularly in specimens of thermally and chemically toughened glass, including glass seals, optical fibres and irradiated glass. Other applications of glass birefringence range from structural modelling, surface indentation, optical retardation devices and the behaviour of glass melts, through to load and stress measuring instrumentation, optoelectronic glass transducers and the modelling of particulate media. Detailed theoretical elastic solutions are also given for the stresses within solid and hollow cylindrical glass inclusions subjected to general biaxial loading.

First published September 2015, premium hardback, 687 pages (175 x 250 mm) with black and white and colour litho illustrations.

ISBN: 13-978-0-900682-74-2

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Glass in Engineering Science: Volume 2, Glass under Load

By J. A. Hemsley

This second volume on glass in engineering science encompasses some particular aspects of glass subjected to applied loading, and comprises two distinct parts. The first deals with architectural glazing, based on three notable construction projects. The second is concerned with brittle fracture, based on the observed behaviour of glass cylinders under diametral compression.

Examples of the analysis and design of architectural glazing are described for selected international building projects, foremost among them being the celebrated Sydney Opera House. Because of the prevailing dearth of published technical data on the structural aspects of glazing, much of the basic flexural behaviour of glass panels had to be deduced from first principles, and then carried forward to practical design. Other problems associated with glazing integrity also required investigation, and although some of the details might nowadays be modified to suit current practice, the original underlying strategy remains substantially valid and intact. The theoretical background to this project work in establishing benchmark results for the elastic flexure of monolithic and laminated glass panels under static transverse loading is relegated to several appendices, which include extensive numerical results in graphical and tabular form incorporating previously unpublished material.

Early experimental results on the diametral compression of solid and hollow glass cylinders carried out by the writer are re-visited, in order to better understand the observed mode of fracture. The nature of this commentary assumes far wider influence in the important field of materials science, especially in regard to the tensile strength and fracture mechanics of brittle solids. It is emphasised that there can be appreciable difficulties in deducing tensile strength from this ubiquitous form of testing, while the fracture toughness of pre-cracked cylinders is also discussed. As before, summaries of theoretical analyses relating in this instance to the fundamental elastostatic problem of a cylinder in diametral compression are given in substantial appendices, and embrace hitherto unpublished results. Finally, to help draw together interrelated work in many disparate fields, a comprehensive bibliography is appended to cover most of the additional theoretical and experimental studies on diametrically compressed cylinders that have been reported worldwide in numerous publications.

First published November 2016, premium hardback, 757 pages (175 x 250 mm) with black and white and colour litho illustrations.

 

ISBN: 13-978-0-900682-75-9

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Coloured glasses

By W. A. Weyl

The theories of colour in glasses are related to their structure and constitution. First published 1951, fifth reprint 1999. 560 pages. 135×215 mm.

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Bosc D’Antic on Glass-Making

By Michael Cable(Translator)

The second in a three volume series on how the understanding of glassmaking advanced over the course of two centuries from the early 1600s to around 1840.

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Early Nineteenth Century Glass Technology in Austria and Germany

By Michael Cable(Translator)

This volume is the third in a series that demonstrate how advances in science, especially chemistry, infulenced the developement of glass melting pactice from the middle of the seventeenth century to almost the middle of the nineteenth by making available in English the of authors of those times.

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Old English Glass House

By Francis Buckley

The History and Heritage Special Interest Group of the Soceity of Glass Technology have commissioned this collection as the first in a series. The papers were all researched and written by Francis Buckley and originally published in the Journal of the Society of Glass Technology in the 1920s. Buckley compiled a listing of glassworks built in the UK after 1696 until the early part of the 19th Century. One of the fascinations of Buckley’s papers is that he not only lists his references, he actually states what they are, giving additional information to that in the main text.

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Glass Blowing

By Charles Bray

A practical guide to the material; founding and batch melgin; equipment and tools; the blowing process, including gathering, marvering forming and the use of punties;handles, air twists, threading, casing and mould blowing; antique glass and bullions, reduction, annealing and compatibility; seeds, stones and cords; colloids, colour, iridescence and enamels; sandblasting, sandcasting, engraving and cutting; adverturines, opal glass and vaious glass recipes.

There is a list of suppliers supported by its own web based listing.

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Fundamentals of INORGANIC GLASSES

The second edition of Arun Varshneya’s Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses has been published by the Society of Glass Technology. The introductory chapter looks at a brief history of glasses and glass making. Glass families of interest: vitreous silica;  soda–lime glass; borosilicate glass; lead silicate glass; aluminosilicate glass; other silica-based oxide glasses; other non-silica-based oxide glasses; halide glasses; amorphous semiconductors; chalcogenide and chalcohalide glasses; glassy metals; glass-like carbon; and oxyhalide, oxynitride, and oxycarbide glasses. The chapter finishes with a brief note on glasses found in nature.

The remaining chapters are on: Fundamentals of the Glassy State; Glass Formation Principles; Glass Microstructure: Phase Separation and Liquid Immiscibility; Glass Compositions and Structures; Composition–Structure–Property Relationship Principles; Density and Molar Volume; Elastic Properties and Microhardness of Glass; The Viscosity and Surface Tension of Glass; Thermal Expansion of Glass; Heat Capacity of Glass; Thermal Conductivity of Glass; Glass Transition Range Behavior; Permeation, Diffusion and Ionic Conduction in Glass; Dielectric Properties; Electronic Conduction; Chemical Durability; Strength and Toughness; Optical Properties; and Fundamentals of Inorganic Glass Making. There are also Appendices on Elements of Linear Elasticity; the SciGlass Database by O. V. Mazurin and A. I. Priven (including a student version on CD); Who wants to earn an A? (More questions and answers in addition to those at the end of each chapter.); Units, Conversion and General Data.

Published September 2006, 234 mm × 156 mm, 704 pages with some colour but mostly black and white illustrations.

ISBN: 0-900682-51-5 (paperback), 0-900682-53-1 (hardback)

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Raw materials for glass melting

By Bo Simmingsköld

A practical guide on raw materials used in glass melting to those concerned with batch handling, glass melting, glass compositions, purchase of raw materials, etc. Contents includes: Materials index, raw material description, conversion factors for common raw materials, batch calculations, and examples of colorant combinations for coloured glasses. 80 pages. A5.

ISBN: 0 900682 24 8

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THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF INORGANIC GLASSES AND GLASS-CERAMICS. From the Ancient to the Present to the Future

By Ian W. Donald

Glass has a very long history spanning millennia and throughout the ages its unique combination of properties has made it one of the most useful class of materials known. This book covers an overview of a wide range of themes from within the general area of glass and glass-ceramic science and technology, from the ancient to the present to the foreseeable future, with each chapter covering a specific topic. It is aimed at scientific and technical staff working in the area of glass technology who wish to gain a greater appreciation of the diversity of materials and applications in this developing subject. It will also be of appeal to students in both the sciences and arts who have an interest in glass, and to a wider audience with a general interest in glass or environmental issues. A book of this nature cannot of course cover all aspects of glass science and technology in fine detail without running to several volumes. Consequently, some areas are covered in more detail than others, in line with the author’s extensive experience in those areas. The reader’s interest in any specific area may be followed up through the incorporation of a bibliography accompanying each chapter. The provision of a comprehensive bibliography makes the book a valuable reference source for all the major topics related to glass science and technology.

2015, 244 mm by 170 mm, 752 pages with black and white and colour illustrations.

ISBN: 978 0 900682 77 3