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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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Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses

The second edition 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 (including a student version on CD); 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).

Borate Glasses, Crystals & Melts 7

Borates 7 Borate glasses, Crystals & Melts


£ 50.00

Bontemps on Glass Making

Bontemps on Glass Making: the Guide du Verrier of Georges Bontemps
The fifth in a series on how the understanding of glassmaking advanced over the course of three centuries from the early 1600s to around 1870.


£ 40.00

Bosc D'Antic on Glass-Making

This is the second of three volumes illustrating progress in understanding glass making from the 17th century to the early part of the 19th. Translated by Michael Cable, Including essays on faience and the assaying of ores. Published 1758-80


£ 25.00

Basic Optical Stress Measurement in Glass

During the manufacture of all glass products, both temporary and residual stresses develop. Such stresses arise as a consequence of the manufacturing processes and for proper process control to be exercised it is necessary to be able to quantify these stresses. The optical method of experimental stress analysis, known as photoelasticity, has been used very effectively in the evaluation of the stresses occurring in structures of varying complexity, together with their components, when subjected to specified loading conditions. As the photoelastic technique requires materials that are both transparent and birefringent and many glasses exhibit these properties, this method of analysis can be used to determine the stresses in glass products.
There are many texts dealing with photoelastic analysis and its applications, but they are not aimed specifically at the assessment of residual stresses in glasses. This publication offers a practical guide providing information on the various optical arrangements and interpretation of results from typical plant apparatus, it is of general interest to those making stress measurements within the glass industry. H.W. McKenzie & R.J. Hand


£ 27.50

Ceramics & Glass Basic Science HARDBACK

This book deliberately brings together ceramics and glass because there is much information, normally attributed to one area which seriously affects the other. It has been written for students, potters and glassmakers working individually or in small studios. It is intended to be a source of understandable information. Charles Bray was Principal Lecturer responsible for ceramics and glass in the Faculty of Art and Design at Sunderland Polytechnic, now the University of Sunderland. He was responsible for initiating the degree course in glass and ceramics and was involved in the setting up of the first Glass Centre in Sunderland. He organised many conferences and these various activities stimulated much of the development of the major glass interest in the area. He was active for many years as treasurer and membership secretary of British Artists in Glass, and its first elected life member. He served on the panel of Northern Arts for many years, is a Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology, is an honorary Fellow of the University of Sunderland and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He now has work in most of the major glass collections and exhibits mostly in Europe. He has been invited to take part in several international exhibitions and in many exhibitions of British Glass. 2000, 234 mm × 156 mm, 280 pages with colour illustrations throughout, Hardback, ISBN 0-900682-30-2


£ 15.00

Old English Glass Houses

by Francis Buckley The History and Heritage Special Interest Group of the Society of Glass Technology have commissioned this collection as the first in a series. The papers were all researched and written by Francis Buckley and originally published in the Journal of the Society of Glass Technology in the 1920s. John Houghton, an eminent member of the Royal Society, wrote a series of Letters to Parliament under the general title of “Husbandry and Trade Improvement”. Letter Number 198, dated 15th May 1696 listed all the glass works in England and Wales which were working at that time, around 90 in total. Buckley probably used Houghton’s listing for his research, it is an obvious starting point, most of the glassworks in Houghton’s list are mentioned along with many more. The additional ones are glassworks that were built after 1696, in fact in some of his papers Buckley continues into the early part of the 19th Century. There are also glassworks listed for areas not covered by Houghton for example Cumberland and many parts of Yorkshire, and Scotland. One of the fascinations of Buckley’s papers is that he not only lists his references, he actually states what they are, giving additional information to that in the main text. 2003, 242 pages, A5 (210 mm × 148 mm), ISBN 0-900682-46-9,


£ 20.00

Coloured Glasses

The constitution of coloured glasses, the colours of glasses produced by various colouring ions and other additions are explained in this classic work. In addition, fluorescence, thermoluminescence and solarisation are also described. 1951 (fifth reprint 1999), 216 mm × 137 mm, 558 pages, black and white illustrations, ISBN 0-900683-06-X


£ 35.00

History of the the firm of Chance Brothers & Co

A History of the Firm of Chance Brothers & Co., Glass and Alkali Manufacturers. by J. F. Chance Foreword by Michael Cable


This is the eighth and last in a series of books which cover the period from 1612 to 1926. These were written by acknowledged European authorities and allow modern readers to gain some insight into understanding of glass technology at the times when these books were written.
Chance Brothers produced just about every form of glass from scientific equipment to tableware. They made the glass for the Crystal Palace of the Great Exhibition in 1851 but the company also made some 2300 lanterns for lighthouses around the world. This book covers the company history to 1919 with a postscript from January 1926.

 358 pages



£ 25.00


The First Symposium on THE CONSTITUTION OF GLASS, with Introduction and Commentary by Adrian C Wright


£ 30.00

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