Answered By: Regan Brumagen
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016     Views: 4

We do have a trade catalog for the Surface Combustion company from 1928. If you are interested, I can photocopy it for you, providing it is in good enough condition to withstand the copying process.

We also have in an archive an advertisement from SC that mentions Corning Glass Works. I would also be happy to send that your way, if you are interested. I haven't pulled it from the archives, yet, so I'm not sure exactly how large it is and what the ad consists of.

You might have better luck contacting either the Corning, Inc. archives if you are specifically interested in a type of furnace that was made especially for Corning (e-mail, or a library with a larger technical glass collection such as those I've listed below.

For technical glass questions, you may wish to contact one of the following organizations:

1)The Scholes Library at Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics. They have a substantial collection of technical information about glass. Their reference desk number is: 607-871-2951. Their library catalog is available for searching on the web:

2) The Glass Division of the American Ceramic Society (Columbus, Ohio) Website: The American Ceramic Society, P.O. Box 6136, Westerville, Ohio 43086-6136 ; Phone: 614/890-4700 ; FAX: 614/899-6109 ; E-Mail:

3) The Society of Glass Technology in Sheffield, UK: Website:; Don Valley House, Savile Street East, Sheffield S4 7UQ, UK ;Tel: +44(0)114 263 4455 ; Fax +44(0)114 263 4411 ; e-mail:

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