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Hello! Thank you for your question! The Rakow Research Library at The Corning Museum of Glass has some information on this topic. Our collection includes books and articles on the practice of glass-eye making, trade catalogs of glass-eye and medical instrument sales, and a few videos. (Links below are to Library catalog records, unless otherwise noted.)


A terrific starting point would be the following article:

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If you wish to borrow copies of library items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library will lend designated books from its collection and will send copies of articles requested by other libraries. Your library can request items through the OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system or by direct request through email at For more information, please see our ILL policies and procedures.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with your glass-related questions in the future!







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