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Image ID: 283
Title:David Smith at the glassblower’s bench in the Bryn Athyn glass factory
Source:Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn Archives, Bryn Athyn, PA
Date:Unknown
Medium:35mm slide
Description: When the molten glass needed to be tapered or pushed, a tool know as the “jacks” was used (visible in photo—a pair of flexible clamps made from spring steel). David Smith (1864-1946) was the principal glassblower.