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Posting Number 3026 Date: 08/28/18 Return to Posting List
Rakow Library Presents Corning Street Names
In April 2003, many of Corning's streets and alleys were renamed after glass terms, including types of glass developed by Frederick Carder. The project was initiated as part of the county-wide address updates for the new 911 system. Explore the meanings of each street name below.
Aurene is a type of ornamental glass with an iridescent surface made by spraying the glass with stannous chloride or lead chloride and reheating it under controlled atmospheric conditions. Aurene was developed by Frederick Carder at Steuben Glass Works in Corning, New York, in 1904.
Crystal is a popular term for colorless lead glass, which has a high refractive index and consequently is particularly brilliant. In the United Kingdom, glass described as crystal must contain a defined percentage of lead oxide. Today, the word is often used to describe any fine glass tableware.
Pyrex is a type of borosilicate glass perfected in 1915 by W. C. Taylor and Eugene Sullivan of Corning Glass Works in Corning, New York. Pyrex rods can be used in flameworking.
Burmese is type of translucent yellow-shading-to-pink Art Glass made by the Mt. Washington Glass Company in New Bedford, Massachusetts, between 1885 and about 1895. Burmese was also made by other companies, including Steuben Glass Works in the 20th century.
Cintra is a type of decorative glass developed by Frederick Carder (1863-1963) at Steuben Glass Works in Corning, New York, before 1917. Most Cintra glass was made by picking up chips of colored glass on the parison and then casing them with a thin layer of (usually) colorless glass.
Diatreta is a term used by Frederick Carder (1863-1963) to describe openwork objects that he made by lost wax casting.
Frederick Carder often used dragons as a decorative motif.
Etruria was the site of an early glass industry in northern Italy. Frederick Carder named one of his engraving patterns Etruscan.
Comment on the Carder Panel With Two Supports
The foliage on the flowers isn't right for a camellia. I'm no botanist, but the closest thing I can think of would be peonies. Michael Krumme
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