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Image ID: 279
Title:A “gather” in the glass melting furnace in the Bryn Athyn glass factory
Source:Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn Archives, Bryn Athyn, PA
Medium:35mm slide
Description: The process of blowing glass began when a large clump or “gather” of molten glass was scooped from the crucible on the end of a “blowpipe” (a hollow metal rod).