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The "Gazelle Gazette" is a Carder Steuben Club Newsletter that is initially delivered as an email and is maintained by Alan Shovers. This section provides an archive of the Gazelle Gazette Newsletter postings. If you would like to submit a Newsletter posting or have your email address added to Alan's address list, please email it to Alan Shovers.


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Question on Numbers

Posting Number 3096   Date: 12/07/18     Return to Posting List

Q. Alan, Really enjoying the plaque info. Is there any accounting of the numbers produced of each one or are there all one of a kind? Thanks. Regards, Jeremy Hayes

A. Jeremy, We know that 350 Edison plaques were commissioned for the opening of the Ford Museum. The line drawings in Gardner's text, see for example p. 208, were production pieces and perhaps there are factory records. Perhaps someone with access to these records might see if the number of pieces produced are indicated. Finally, many plaques are experimental or cire perdue. These could range from one of a kind or perhaps as many as four or five. Don't know that there are any records on this.

Let The Races Commence

Standing Panel. Colorless lead glass; cast. Mare and colt modeled in high relief. Mare's head and part of her body is in full round; satin finish; incised in original wax model: "FC".

Collection of Corning Museum of Glass, gift of Frederick Carder

Also, pictured in Fig. 8.48, p. 194 of Frederick Carder and Steuben Glass, by Thomas P. Dimitroff and identified as Cire perdue cast lead glass c. 1936


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