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Offline Frank

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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2005, 09:04:09 PM »
I like these sort of things. Having collected light bulbs and viewed them as glass archaeology I suppose it is not surprising - I was planning to bid on Bernard's lump but got foiled :cry:  Glad to hear you are up and running again Bernard.
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2005, 04:30:38 PM »
All--

For those of you interested in old architectural glass, here's something to keep an eye out for.  It's the only one I've seen, and quite historically important.  This one came out of Poland.  It's about 8" or so long, thick glass BIM with a glass seal to make it airtight.



I'll post the solution anon.

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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2005, 04:32:52 PM »
Another view or two please... :lol:
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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2005, 01:33:07 AM »
This is the usual fate of vault lights:



(Photo credit Brandon Hartle)

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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2005, 01:42:59 AM »
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Another view or two please...

This top view rather gives it away...   but it's packed deep now so I can't take a more circumspect shot:



Here's the seal:



All these photos are from the original seller.

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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2005, 08:05:12 AM »
Googled straight to your site!

Never of guessed  :)  Were they ever used in any quantity?
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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2005, 07:50:00 PM »
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Googled straight to your site!

Sorry Frank, can't award any points for looking it up on my own site! :wink:

As the glass, my reference material is also packed.  I believe they were successful at the time, but can't be more definitive at present.

Extremely rare now.  If you see one, grab it!

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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2005, 08:05:14 PM »
Quote from: "ian.macky"
Sorry Frank, can't award any points for looking it up on my own site! :wink:


Huh, :?  - but it was google's fault!

Another reference http://www.glassblocks.co.uk/history.htm :roll:
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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2005, 10:35:59 PM »
I looked at all 204 US patents issued Oct 2, 1866, and did not find a match.  :sad: But, that was just after a quick perusal of the first drawing sheets.  Will have to go back over the possibles (lamps etc) and check in more depth.  FYI, here are the patents issued on that date:

        58362   steam-boiler condenser
        58363   pen rack
        58364   shoe fastening
        58365   paper fastener
        58366   sewing machine
        58367   skate
        58368   chain pump
        58369   fence gate
        58370   improved composition for removing ink from type
        58371   improved medical compound for hog-cholera
        58372   cotton-planter
        58373   hot air furnace
        58374   flour and grain preserver
        58375   soda water apparatus
        58376   ruffling attachment for sewing machines
        58377   improvement in the manufacture of water-proof hose
        58378   clothes-line reel
        58379   improved method of burning oil for fuel
        58380   wheel-cultivator
        58381   cotton-planter
        58382   lightning rod
        58383   parallel-cultivator
        58384   gang-plow
        58385   potato-planter
        58386   wheel-plow
        58387   kitchen table
        58388   corkscrew
        58389   wheel-cultivator
        58390   potato digger
        58391   pressing hats
        58392   lantern
        58393   gas purifier
        58394   spring bed bottom
        58395   wheel-plow
        58396   coffee pot
        58397   wind wheel
        58398   oven for gas cook stoves
        58399   sewing machine shuttle
        58400   water closet
        58401   hay and grain protector
        58402   oar lock
        58403   surgical splint
        58404   fish hook
        58405   door spring
        58406   skirt elevator
        58407   stone pavement
        58408   casting tinners' solder
        58409   lubricator
        58410   ornamenting glass
        58411   snow and ice guard for roofs
        58412   horse hay rake
        58413   excavator
        58414   neck ties
        58415   churn
        58416   bilge water discharging
        58417   mucilage bottle
        58418   car coupling
        58419   clothes-line fastener
        58420   sponge cup
        58421   improved composition for paint
        58422   automatic feed for carburetors
        58423   improved composition for destroying insects
        58424   sad iron heater
        58425   process of seasoning wood
        58426   oyster rake
        58427   watch
        58428   card rack
        58429   billiars register
        58430   belt buckle
        58431   revolving moldboard
        58432   fence
        58433   let-off and take-up
        58434   silk twisting mach[ine]
        58435   stone channelling mach[ine]
        58436   hollow auger
        58437   bedstead fastening
        58438   stone pick and axe
        58439   induction coils for electro magnets
        58440   skate
        58441   shutter fastening
        58442   lid lifter
        58443   gun lock
        58444   breech-loading fire-arm
        58445   bale tie
        58446   making wood screws
        58447   car wheel
        58448   railway car
        58449   cask
        58450   cask
        58451   cask
        58452   cask
        58453   combined foot warmer and reflecting lamp
        58454   improvement in prepared paste
        58455   spice box
        58456   wood plane attachment
        58457   sand pump
        58458   improved paint for ships' bottoms
        58459   lamp
        58460   spider [cooking pan]
        58461   shutter fastener
        58462   folding table
        58463   alphabet frame
        58464   narrow ware
        58465   thill-coupling
        58466   box mach[ine]
        58467   bag lock
        58468   well packing
        58469   well packing
        58470   pinking mach[ine]
        58471   apparatus for carbureting air
        58472   cleansing sorgo sirup
        58473   cutting soap
        58474   furnace-grate bar
        58475   storing oil
        58476   cultivator
        58477   heating stove
        58478   reciprocating steam engine
        58479   well tubing
        58480   whip-rack
        58481   lamp
        58482   paper cutting mach[ine]
        58483   machine for making spikes
        58484   improved roofing material
        58485   machine for forging horseshoe nails
        58486   hand seeder
        58487   ore separator
        58488   bendng wood
        58489   turn table for baker's ovens
        58490   till check
        58491   governor
        58492   signal for railroad draw bridge
        58493   cooking stove
        58494   furnace-grate bar
        58495   horseshoe
        58496   steam heater
        58497   improvement in the manufacture of floor-coverings
        58498   circular sewing machine
        58499   improved roofing-cement
        58500   shovel plow
        58501   setting gems
        58502   fruit can
        58503   globe valve
        58504   edge-tool grinder
        58505   corset
        58506   steam-boiler fire-tube
        58507   splitting wood
        58508   shaving leather
        58509   tuyere
        58510   baby jumper
        58511   preserving meat
        58512   oil still
        58513   pressing hats
        58514   cider mill
        58515   washing machine
        58516   improvement in engraving copper, &c.
        58517   clover harvester
        58518   coffee pot
        58519   bench dog
        58520   horse shoe nail machine
        58521   machine for making split spikes
        58522   domestic oven
        58523   furniture caster
        58524   lamp burner
        58525   breech-loading fire-arm
        58526   cotton press
        58527   hoopskirt
        58528   peat machine
        58529   sheep rack
        58530   water cooler
        58531   cherry stoner
        58532   improved composition of matter
        58533   cultivator-teeth
        58534   cultivator
        58535   clothes line fastener
        58536   match box
        58537   cigar lighter
        58538   cigar press
        58539   ore mill
        58540   hoop skirt clasp
        58541   derrick
        58542   shifting rail for carriage seat
        58543   rotary cultivator
        58544   pressing hats
        58545   bed bottom
        58546   steam gage cock
        58547   horse power
        58548   bag lock
        58549   coal chute
        58550   cast-off of waxed thread sewing machines
        58551   grain screen
        58552   steam-boiler furnace
        58553   gas retort
        58554   method of opening tin cans
        58555   pressing [clothes?]
        58556   wood oiling machine
        58557   seed planter
        58558   eraser
        58559   apparatus for carbureting air
        58560   potato digger
        58561   bosoms
        58562   improvement in signal-codes for electric telegraphs
        58563   paper cutter
        58564   steam-boiler fire-tube
        58565   constructing railroad tracks

--ian


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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2005, 11:37:32 PM »
Ian — 58492 signal for railroad draw bridge looks very interesting.

Bernard C.  8)
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