LaTournous Glass Collection

Tools of the Trade

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Collection No 919

 

DIP MOLDS  Dip molds were used to blow pieces of glass to be was is called "optic".  Glass is gathered on the end of a blowpipe.  A puff is made to cause the gather to be somewhat hollow.  It is then placed in one of these small molds causing the glass to take the shape of the design within.  At this point we have a ribbed item.  To continue heating this gather at the glory hole and expanding it.  The larger it is blown, the less we see the ribs.  The glass is left distorted or "optic".

Collection No 84

GAFFER ENDS  Also known as knock-off ends.  Color over crystal, assorted diameters.  Collection includes nine good green, eight light amber, 12 ruby, two cherries for cocktails, ruby.

Collection No NN 21

DIP MOLDS  Two cast iron - initials WHL on one, other has hole in center.  After molten glass has been ribbed by the mold, it is often blocked at the chair to lessen the depths of the ribs, creating a somewhat smooth surface.

Collection No NN 84

WOODEN BLOCK  Once owned by Ferdy Nonnemancher.

Collection No NN 13

ALUMINUM BLOCK

Collection No NN 14A

 

Collection No NN 13

POLISHING DEVICE  Wooden cup.

Collection No NN 85

IRON BLOCK  No handle.

Collection No NN 14

STOCK COLORS - WHITE MILK GLASS

Collection No 916

STOCK COLORS - BLUE

Collection No 917

STOCK COLORS - RUBY

Collection No 924

STOCK COLORS - CLEAR

Collection No 921

STOCK COLORS - YELLOW

Collection No 917

STOCK COLORS - AMBER

Collection No 569

STOCK COLORS - WINE

Collection No 459

STOCK COLORS - RUBY (after fire)

Collection No 924

MORNING COLORS

Collection No 918

CELLULOID PATCH BOX  Liner made by C. Dorflinger for Tiffanys.

Collection No NN 71

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