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Image ID: 289
Title:Jason Klein at the “glory hole” at the Medieval Faire at Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
Source:Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn Archives, Bryn Athyn, PA
Photographer:Ed Gyllenhaal
Date:Spring 2006
Medium:Digital camera image
Description: To keep the glass hot and workable it is reheated while still on the blowpipe by holding it in a small opening of the furnace called the “glory hole.” In the background, Carl Gunther (left, son of Ariel Gunther) and Lachlan Pitcairn (right, son of Raymond Pitcairn) reminisce about the Bryn Athyn glass factory, which was in continuous operation from July of 1922 to April of 1942. The building was torn down in 1952.