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Author Topic: Picture of the month  (Read 16093 times)

Offline pSlawinski

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Picture of the month
« on: February 03, 2005, 04:12:29 pm »

This early labor photograph is entitled "The Glass Worker" from the Miniature Incandescent Lamp Corporation.
-circa 1915-

What exactly is "The Glass Worker" doing?  Is he crushing glass in that barrel?

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Re: Picture of the month
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2005, 04:46:18 pm »
Hey Phillip,

Good question!  I can only guess that he is crushing used glass in an effort to recycle it for the manufacture of incandescent lamps.  Unfortunately the photograph did not come with any further information, only what I posted in the caption.

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Re: Picture of the month
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2005, 04:56:30 am »
Great photo, Tim.? Notice, no goggles, and no gloves.? It's work habits like those that got that menace OSHA started! :-D

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Re: Picture of the month
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2005, 09:11:06 am »
It's work habits like those that got that menace OSHA started! :-D

lol, ya that would never fly today!

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Re: Picture of the month
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2005, 10:39:56 am »
He is crushing the scrap. It is normal practise but it is not for recycling but to catalyse the melting of a new batch of raw materials. Without some glass added to the sand/soda mix it requires a lot more heat to make molten glass.
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Re: Picture of the month
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2005, 01:59:55 pm »
Where did you find this photo, Tim?

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Re: Picture of the month
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2005, 04:36:30 pm »
Phillip- I bought the photo off from eBay back in 2002.? It looks great framed on the wall near the bulb collection!

Frank- thanks for the additional information.