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I wrote a couple short articles recently that may help you with your re-creation. The articles reproduce copies of prints in the Rakow Library's collection showing the "lamps" and bellows. I'm sorry, I don't have a digital version to send to you. 

Hylen, Beth. “At the Lamp.” The Flow, (Summer 2010), pp. 42-44+, ill. 
Lampworking studio and equipment (tables, lamps, blowpipes, and bellows) in the 17th to 19th centuries; includes materials for further reading. 

Hylen, Beth. “Explore the History of Beadmaking at the Rakow Research Library.” The Glass Bead, v. 17, issue 3 (Summer 2010), pp. 7-9, ill. 
International Society of Glass Beadmakers. Overview of resources and tips for home-based beadmakers. 

I am also sending a bibliography that lists some of my favorite sources. I'll be happy to send a longer bibliography, just let me know! 

If you wish to obtain copies of any of the items on our list, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC); your library can contact us through OCLC or they may mail an Interlibrary Loan form to us. You may request up to five items at a time. We send photocopies of articles and microfiche copies of our books (if they have been microfilmed) through Interlibrary Loan for four weeks use. Contact for further information. 

Please let me know if I can provide additional information.


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