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The quote is credited to Sir Alastair Pilkington in 1976. He was referring to developing float glass.
Pilkington's website gives some details: http://www.pilkington.com/pilkington-information/about+pilkington/education/float+process/default.htm
Please let me know if you would like additional information.
I hope you return to Corning and the museum soon!