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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2008, 10:20:21 AM »
Newly discovered Pirelli fish and a rare (because they are not widely known) Guy Underwood fish. Plus US figurals are expanding.

With over 150 Pirelli figures listed, just 38 are illustrated with only catalogue images. It does not mean they are scarce but just not typical of Pirelli so would not otherwise have been recognised without a label.

Scotland's Glass is seeing several hundred Caithness and Edinburgh Crystal items added in the last few weeks and many hundreds more will be added in coming weeks. A lot of articles are being prepared by other authors.

Ysart Glass has been having corrections made but no additions lately - although a number of new pages on Moncrieff are nearing completion.

The Glass Catalogue and Glass-Study just keep growing,

Overall, I have added about 10,000 images to the various sites in the past year. A similar number are queued for editing and uploading.
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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2008, 11:29:20 AM »
Contents of the Glass-Study - June 2008 - approximately 1,700 pages and an unknown number of fully restored images.
For the Glass Catalogue contents see the site front page http://www.glasscatalogue.com/ (Currently 2,000 individual items organised by multiple categories not as page scans! All images are restored and most are 600 pixels on longest side.)

German text - about 600 pages
Der Saarkalender 1923 (Glasindustrie) - Article 4 pages
Buch der Erfindungen (1880) - Article on World Fairs (transcribed from Fraktur) 19 pages
Map - Oberpfelz (Huge zoomable image 30x30cm of Bavarian industry)
Stern-Glashütte Actiengesellschaft (c1900) booklet illustrating cylinder glass making.
Zwischen Iser und Neisse (1900) Book about North Bohemian Glass industry 152 pages, 15 missing.
Adressbuch Deutschlands Glasindustrie (1925) Trade directory - Glassworks, Decorators and related services. 420 pages

French text - about 70 pages
Verreries de l’Étoile Belgique  (c1900) booklet illustrating cylinder glass making.
Annuaire de la Verrerie et de la Céramique 1907 Global multilingual trade directory. (1400 pages!! - Currently digitising glass entries 67 pages completed)

Spanish text - about 16 pages
Fábricas de la Estrella Roja Belgica (c1900) booklet illustrating cylinder glass making.

English text - about 1052 pages
n.b. (INDEX ONLY) means that a text index with pagination has been built, this is only intended for finding references. Images are described. - you still have to buy the book to get meaning!
Cameo Incrustation 1988 (INDEX) Paul Jokelson 40 pages
The Glass Cone (INDEX) Nos 011 - 24 complete 1986-89 112 pages

BOOKS - FULL TEXT and Images
France and the Republic, 1890 (Extract regarding glass) 15 pages
German Glass Industry. 1945 - 130 pages
Hand-blown Domestic Glassware. 1947 working party report, mostly on Stourbridge. 140 pages
Hoppus Practical Measurer 1893 (Extract) 5 pages
Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Artists (USA)(Extract) 2 pages
Personal Memoirs of a Residence of 30 Years With The Indian Tribes (USA)(Extract) 4 Pages
Scottish Glass - A Collector's Notes (1958) 18 pages (Also free to view on Scotland's Glass)
Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham (1885 Extract glass entries) 8 pages
The Drama of Glass c1895 by Kate Field - 47 pages

China and Glass RED BOOK 1951 - US Trade directory, glass entries 154 pages


EPHEMERA - FULL TEXT and Images
Chance Glass - Research Notes. D Encill 2007 1 page
The Red Star Glass-Works Co. Belgium  (c1900) booklet illustrating cylinder glass making. c16 pages
The Healing of Nations and the Hidden Sources of Their Strife - 1915 1 page extract
Stevens and Williams - New Services (UK c1900) 5 pages (Full catalogue is in Glass Catalogue this shows the research to date the catalogue and non item pages)
Letters - 1857 Leith Glass Works 2 pages
Leaflet - 1989 - UK, Dudley 1 page
Mixed Batch - July 1958 (Jobling's house journal) 80 pages

Pottery Gazette & Glass Trade Review Magazines (Mostly glass parts only but all pottery adverts named.)
1935 August 105 pages
1949 December 57 pages
1950 January 86 pages
40+ more issues available to be digitised.

Pottery Gazette & Glass Trade Review, Annual directories
1931 Diary - 18 pages so far...
12 various 1910-1960s available to be digitised

Class 56 Glass Patents 1855-79 Abridgements complete, more in hand. 60 pages.
UK Act of Parliament 1818 May 8th 3 pages

Larger copies of all images are available for authors to use in books at a nominal charge. Website owning members may use images on their own sites subject to terms and conditions and prior consent.
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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2008, 02:42:28 PM »
Missed some:

The Portobello Factory (1966) Article (Also on Scotlands Glass)
Nailsea Glass (1911) Article
Nailsea and other glass (1920) Article
La Granja (1931) Article
Chance Glass Works (1871) Article
Frisco Crystal City (1927) Extract from staff magazine
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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2009, 01:51:23 AM »
Despite much of this year being taken over by the move to France and making our home habitable whilst living in it! And the preparations for Scotland's 400th Anniversary - researching all the active glass businesses in Scotland and getting Museums on board... not to mention getting a book written (Fortunately I got out of doing that!)

I have just updated the Glass Zoo with a lot of new material, over 800 different figurines: Lampwork, Cast, Moulded, Pressed, Blown... etc. and 3,000 images.

I have also set up the Glass Study Association ( www.glass-study.org ) a non-profit company that is dedicated to the preservation of glass information on the web and the purpose of my paysites - fuller details of this will appear in the near future.

The Glass-Study.com has suffered from the deprivations of my time but I am working on listing a huge database of Czech Glass knowledge by US author Deborah Truitt - this will take many months to complete but will provide a significant resource for glass researchers in the future.

Scotlands's Glass has had a major upgrade that stopped additions for 5 months and has taken a lot of effort as well as costing me hundreds of Euros - a bit difficult with no income... but lots of dedication  ::) A few individuals have helped with the finances - thank you folks. But recently updates have restarted, despite having to still fix 4,000 descriptions in the Glass Images section  :mrgreen: with the 400th Anniversary site also to consider... resources have been stretched but main credit for that goes to David Encill who also contributed a lot of his time for this and designing the Directory of Scottish Glassmakers that I wrote. (With a little help from hundreds of others!). Bonhams Auctioneers financed the printing and hopefully others will cover the distribution costs.

As a side effect of this you will see a lot of features on Scottish Glass in antiques publications in coming months, first already in Collect-It magazine. Also in Scottish Press, magazines and at least BBC Radio so far.

If you want a copy of the brochure posted to you, we do need you to pay the postage so please get in touch. However, if you are in the SGS you will get one in January (If you buy a copy of Brian Blench and Shiona Airlies new book direct from the publisher or on eBay you get one anyway.) They will also be available in Scottish and Glass Museums from January. We will be asking other glass organisations to distribute to their members so no need to ask for one if you belong to such an organisation (feel free to send us contact details for any society you belong too). We will probably make a pdf for downloading too.

Now if you have never considered collecting Scottish glass or glass figurines, now is the time to gain the insights!  :gfit:
Frank A.
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