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J Glass is it not?
« on: August 30, 2008, 06:36:12 AM »

I would have thought this weight was J Glass, given the cane and design.

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Re: J Glass is it not?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008, 10:18:32 AM »
Nice to see an old original Jay Glass weight,one of the first range if I remember correctly. Most of the flowers were made in my kitchen using a butane canister plumbers torch and the cooker grill as an annealing plate way back in late 1978 early 79...Allan


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Re: J Glass is it not?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008, 10:55:54 AM »
Could I have pics for SG please :)
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Re: J Glass is it not?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 06:03:21 PM »
Very interesting that Allan.  Canyou give me (us?) some pointers as to what makes it an early weight?  And if you don't mind, when is this one from?

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/pooleandpaperweights/DSC04889_986x739.jpg)

thanks!
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Re: J Glass is it not?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2008, 06:30:02 PM »
and if you have the selmans book all about paperweights on page 42 they are the J glass lampworked flowers sat on cotton wool
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Re: J Glass is it not?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2008, 08:16:33 PM »
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Re: J Glass is it not?
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008, 08:04:24 PM »
An early Jay Glass weight had quite thick basic lampwork because of the equipment I was using,it was not possible to get the flame to a needle size.The weights from the first two launches were all small (1.5 - 2 inches diameter,The one pictured above also is from the 1978/79 era..Allan


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Re: J Glass is it not?
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008, 08:23:52 PM »
Thanks Allan, you've made my night to think it was made in a Kitchen by yourself :)  I paid £16 about 2 years on ebay, it has a strange chip on the base, not on the edge, almost in the middle, but it's just such a beauty.
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