Answered By: Aprille Nace
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2016     Views: 13

I am sending the addresses for several websites that may help you.

British Glass -
http://www.britglass.org.uk/AboutGlass/AboutGlassHome.html
This site gives basic information about "what is glass," defines different types of glass, and how they are made. They have a section on the history of glass.

Glass Association of North America - http://www.glasswebsite.com/techcenter/Information/index.asp
The GANA "Technical Information" section provides a great deal of material describing how flat (window) glass is made. They even provide videos showing manufacturing processes.

London Crown Glass Co. -
http://www.londoncrownglass.co.uk/History.html
Gives an overview of traditional window making techniques. You can compare them with modern techniques on the GANA site.

Corning Inc. -
http://www.corning.com/discovery_center/technology_explorat
ion/more_tutorials.aspx

has a "technology exploration" section where they discuss their innovative projects. Their website also provides a history section.

For information about the earliest glassmaking, try these sites:

Mark Taylor and David Hill “Roman Glassblowers” – Reproductions of Roman glass; incl. information about history and techniques 
http://www.romanglassmakers.co.uk/

Reflections on the Roman World
by Stuart Fleming [Exhibition Curator]
http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/0498/roman.html

Wondrous Glass - World of Rome 50 BC-AD 650
- Kelsey Museum, University of Michigan
http://www.umich.edu/~kelseydb/Exhibits/WondrousGlass/MainG
lass.html