Bernard, got your re-sends, thanks much, they're on my local hard drive now, which is relatively safe. Until I post to my site and the Internet Archiver picks them up, they're not really
safe. Has everyone checked out the Wayback Machine
Dictionary of Ornithology... well, falcon, falconnier, I hadn't thought it might be a real word instead of a proper name. Perhaps it's a family name based on an old trade, Baker, Smith, Fisher, etc? The glass thing's not related to falconry however-- it's architecural. Nice add'l information, tho.
In case anyone hasn't gotten it yet, the Falconnier thing is an early hollow glass building block:http://peninsulators.org/GMB/falconnier.gif
This page is from Glass in Architecture and Decoration
(Raymond McGrath, A. C. Frost and H. E. Beckett), an unbelievably good reference book. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give it about a 23. If you don't have one, recommend BookFinder.com
for a meta-book-finder, it seems to be the most complete.
one of those diamond-pattern Falconnier blocks, but as I've said, they're rare. So far I've seen zero on eBay, and was lucky my site references them (in the patent index), as someone with a single block for sale found me
and came calling.