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Margaretologist 11(2) Issue 26 1998 (2 of 2)

The Venetian Bead Story

Part 1: History

Page 2 of 4

Refining the sand for glassmaking.

From Pirotechnia by Vannoccio Biringuccio. First edition 1540.

The "glory hole," the opening in the furnace for accessing the glass inside to begin to work. It is here where furnace-wound beads are made.

From L.M. Angus-Butterworth, "Glass", pp. 358-78 in Charles Singer, et al. 1958 A History of Technology, Volume !V: The Industrial Revolution, Oxford U. Press, New York/London.

One way of drawing glass tubes.

From Harper's Magazine 1871Glass-Blowing as a Fine Art 42(249): 337-54.

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