Blown glass

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A type of glassware prepared by a skilled glassmaker. Blown glass is prepared by placing a molten glass ball on the end of a metal pipe then air is blown through the pipe into the glass to form a hollow, shaped vessel. Early glassblowing techniques were probably developed in Syria during the 1st century BC.

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  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937