Good day all,
I apologize to bubbles and those who couldn't get the download to work. I sent out an email to the site and they say they are having some problems they need to work on. I was all prepared to go for the pay version too, but until they get their act together and things are working properly on the introductory version I am putting that notion on hold.
If anyone would still like the files they can email me at email@example.com with "Glass Marks" + ZIP or RAR in the subject and I will gladly send the file as an attachment, which surprisingly downloads very fast that way too, seeing that they are very small files.
As I said; feel free to do whatever you like with these. My aim is mainly to make them available in as many places as possible, for people who might need them. The more websites there are, where people can access information on glass marks the better for all of us. There once were a few very good sites for this purpose, but over time the majority have disappeared from the internet for whatever reason.
All I ask of anyone who uses these is to not prohibit others from copying them for their own purpose and to mention somewhere that these marks impressed into the glass, not etched, engraved or scans of printed paper labels. There is one large, popular glass marks site out there, (will say no names) that shows plenty of images in a very nicely formatted fashion, but they make no separation or mention as to whether one is looking at a pressed, etched, engraved mark or something that is only printed on a paper label. This aspect sort of renders the site useless to a good degree for many people.
Yes; sharing is quite rewarding, plus another big reward for me is that I inadvertently learn a great deal about glassware that I would never have taken the time to learn about, for lack of collecting interest in some of the glass itself. Besides collecting, painting, carpentry, music and a number of other favorite past times, I enjoy reading the histories of many different manufacturing processes from the beginning of the industrial age to the present. A good deal of the information I learn there is often applicable to some unrelated project I am working on. So I guess I am admitting that sharing some glass marks isn't that selfless of an act on my part. I get as much, if not more out of it than the people I am sharing something with. As for the ebay Me-Page with the glass marks; that is in need of some work and those download links need to be removed. The new list contains many more glass marks than are on that page if you are interested.
Well; I think I will go and edit that ebay page right now.