Answered By: Regan Brumagen
Last Updated: Sep 23, 2016     Views: 28

This resource copies drawings from Ken Wilson's book describing how to make cylinder glass:
http://mikegigi.com/tubeshet.htm#CYLINDER
This article by Ken Wilson is useful:
Wilson, Kenneth M. “Window Glass in America.” In: Peterson, Charles E. Building Early America: Contributions Toward the History of a Great Industry. Proceedings of a symposium held on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia, Mar. 27-29, 1974, in Philadelphia. Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company, pp. 150-164.

This YouTube video shows a modern version of making cylinder glass:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_FyF01ua7k&eurl=http://www. craftingglass.com/blown-glass/fremont-glass-demo-antique-stain-glass-windows-blown-glass&feature=player_embedded
I attached a general bibliography about window glass history - some will discuss early history, including cylinder glass. Please let me know if you need more specific information and I will investigate further.