The Activator, Volume 1, Number 8, May 1945 Page: 185
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THE ACTIV ATOR
Takes Years to Make a
' Glass Blower
There is no short course in glass blowing. You learn the
long, hard way. For glass blowing is an art which requires
special aptitude. In the past its secrets were handed down
from father to son. Even today there are whole families of
glass blowers at Corning.
All of which explains how a war can affect a lamp shop.
Men and women can be taught to operate automatic ma-
chines-even lathes-overnight. But you cannot train a
lamp shop craftsman in a day, a month or even a year.
However, despite such handicaps, lamp shop output has
actually increased several fold. By working more shifts and
longer hours, by adding new facilities and devising new
ways of speeding production as much as is possible on hand
work, the demands of the Armed Forces and war industries
are being met.
Soon, heavy war demands may ease. Then, will you no
longer have to wait, and your requests for special ap-
paratus can be met promptly. And to all this work, Corning
can bring the new skill, the new techniques and the advanced
methods, war production has added to Corning Research
"Pyrex," "Vycor" and "Corning" are registered trade-marks
and indicate manufacture by
CORNING GLASS WORKS * CORNING, N. Y.
BALANCED FOR ALL-AROUND USE
brand LA0BR TORY GLASSWARE
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