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Image ID: 288
Title:David Smith at the “glory hole” in the Bryn Athyn glass factory
Source:Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn Archives, Bryn Athyn, PA
Medium:35mm slide
Description: To keep the glass hot and workable it was reheated while still on the blowpipe by holding it in a small opening of the furnace called the “glory hole.” David Smith (1864-1946) was the principal glassblower.