[Interior view of a cutting shop in Corning, New York] [picture].

[Interior view of a cutting shop in Corning, New York] [picture].

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1 photograph : black and white ; 16 x 21 cm
paper, board ink print single sided
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Unit 16, Drawer 7
Photograph is mounted on black board; dimensions of board are 18 x 24 cm.
Photograph is of central aisle inside cutting shop, likely either T.G. Hawkes & Co. or J. Hoare & Co. On either side of the aisle, young men pose at cutting wheels, many holding cut glass pieces. Also pictured are steam-powered shaft drove belts that turned the metal or stone cutting wheels. A glasscutter would hold the object against the rotating wheel, fed by an abrasive slurry.
Lower right corner of board on which photograph is affixed has been torn away. Additional tearing along upper and right edges.
"Photo of a cutting room, ca 1900" written in black ink along upper edge of board verso.
Remnants of hinges on upper corners of board verso.
Three white labels with hand-written notations in black ink affixed to board verso.
Gift; Jack Ericson; date unknown
Digitized in-house April 2017 (photography no. 1000030422).
Enlargement displayed in the Crystal City Gallery of The Corning Museum of Glass.
Exhibited in The Rakow Research Library for the ACGA conference, July 17-21, 2006.
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Published in The American cut glass industry : T.G. Hawkes and his competitors, by Jane Shadel Spillman: 36646, p. 89 (ill. 34) NK5112.54 .S52a.
Published in "Beyond Books: Exploring Ephemera in The Rakow Research Library", by Gail Bardhan and Rebecca Hopman, within Hobstar, v. 37, no. 6 (Mar. 2015): AI99578, p. 6331 PER NK5112 .H68.