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The SGT publishes a range of monographs, reports and conference proceedings that provide definitive texts on subjects of direct relevance to those working in glass and related areas.

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Float Pilkingtons' glass revolution by David J Bricknell

The invention and exploitation of the float process is 'one of the great process inventionss of the [twentieth] century' and its magic gave the world the capability of making a valuable, invisible product more cheaply than ever before.  This fascinating new book explores how it was the Pilkington Brothers, one of the smallest of the plate glass producers, came to be the dominant force in the world of glass, through a mixture of brilliant inventiveness, skill, bravery hard work and luck.

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£ 9.99

fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses Paperback

The second edition (version 2.2) of Arun Varshneya’s Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses has been published by the Society of Glass Technology. The introductory chapter looks at a brief history of glasses and glass making. Glass families of interest: vitreous silica; soda–lime glass; borosilicate glass; lead silicate glass; aluminosilicate glass; other silica-based oxide glasses; other non-silica-based oxide glasses; halide glasses; amorphous semiconductors; chalcogenide and chalcohalide glasses; glassy metals; glass-like carbon; and oxyhalide, oxynitride, and oxycarbide glasses. The chapter finishes with a brief note on glasses found in nature. The remaining chapters are on: Fundamentals of the Glassy State; Glass Formation Principles; Glass Microstructure: Phase Separation and Liquid Immiscibility; Glass Compositions and Structures; Composition–Structure–Property Relationship Principles; Density and Molar Volume; Elastic Properties and Microhardness of Glass; The Viscosity and Surface Tension of Glass; Thermal Expansion of Glass; Heat Capacity of Glass; Thermal Conductivity of Glass; Glass Transition Range Behavior; Permeation, Diffusion and Ionic Conduction in Glass; Dielectric Properties; Electronic Conduction; Chemical Durability; Strength and Toughness; Optical Properties; and Fundamentals of Inorganic Glass Making. There are also Appendices on Elements of Linear Elasticity; the SciGlass Database by O. V. Mazurin and A. I. Priven. Who wants to earn an A? (More questions and answers in addition to those at the end of each chapter.); Units, Conversion and General Data. Published September 2006, 234 mm × 156 mm, 704 pages with some colour but mostly black and white illustrations, ISBN 0-900682-51-5 paperback, ISBN 0-900682-53-1 (hardback).

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£ 45.00

Glass Bottle Making Machines

The developement of Glass Bottle Making Machines by John Trevor Gledhill

ISBN 978-0-900682-67-4

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£ 55.00

Glass Furnace Design Contruction & Operation

The technology and the underlying science of all furnace types are covered in this extensive study. It’s objective is to not only deal with the glass furnace in its basic construction and mode of operation, but to include the relevant technical background knowledge. 1987 (reprinted 2000), 294 pages, black and white illustrations, ISBN 0-900682-20-5

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£ 75.00

The Glassmakers Pilkington 1826-1976

The Glassmakers Pilkington: the rise of an international company 1826-1976. T C Barker Professor of Economic History in the University of London

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£ 10.00

Glass to Metal Seals by Ian Donald

The primary purpose of this new monograph is to provide a thorough review of glass-to-metal seals, with particular reference to the more recent developments in the scientific, technical and commercial fields. Current applications for glass-to-metal seals are extraordinarily diverse, ranging from the humble, taken-for-granted light bulb to complex aerospace and military components developed within the last few years. New applications also continue to emerge where the unique properties of these systems can be exploited. It is also the purpose of this monograph to highlight new and emerging fields which are benefiting from the application of glass-to-metal seal and related technologies. In this respect, the scope of the monograph has been broadened to include the related topic of glass-to-metal coatings. In addition, the more recent and highly versatile glass-ceramic-to-metal systems are reviewed. Some of the newer ceramic-to-metal, glass-to-glass, glass-to-ceramic and ceramic-to-ceramic systems are also covered briefly, areas very much in their infancy in 1949. Published April 2007, 234 mm × 156 mm, 338 pages with colour and black and white illustrations, ISBN 0-900682-56-6

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£ 50.00

Practising Stained Glass Safely

M Stanton Harris Very little data has been collected on health and safety in stained glass, the small amount that exists has gone either unnoticed or undiscovered, therefore, the information collected and researched here should be of benefit. This book has been prepared for the purpose of promoting a safer place of work for anyone who now or in the future, intends to find employment in stained glass work. It does not pretend to be a technical manual on health and safety matters, but is intended to be a useful guide to highlight the dangers when working with hazardous materials in everyday use, and provides directions towards working within the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP). Awareness is the key to a long and fruitful working life, and this simple guideline will, if anything, draw attention to, and generate safer working practices, ensuring the continuation of this ancient art form. 2000, A5 (210 mm × 148 mm), 48 pages with colour illustrations throughout. ISBN 0-900682-26-4. Paperback.

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£ 5.50

Glass in Engineering Science - Vol 1

Glass in engineering Science, Volume 1

Optical Birefringence in Glass

by J A Hemsley

 

ISBN 13-978-0-900682-74-2

Glass in Engineering Science - Vol 2

Glass in engineering Science, Volume 2

Glass under Load

by J A Hemsley

 

ISBN  13-978-0-900682-75-9

Early Nineteenth Century Glass Technology in Austria

This is the last of three volumes that show how understanding of glass making advanced over the course of two centuries from the early 1600s to around 1840.

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£ 25.00

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