Answered By: Aprille Nace Last Updated: Sep 17, 2016 Views: 11
I am sending the addresses for several websites that may help you.
British Glass -
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. -
Gives an overview of traditional window making techniques. You can compare them with modern techniques on the GANA site.
Corning Inc. -
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
Reflections on the Roman World
by Stuart Fleming [Exhibition Curator]
Wondrous Glass - World of Rome 50 BC-AD 650
- Kelsey Museum, University of Michigan