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Glass blowing, Osram Glass Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Glass blowing, Osram Glass Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Photograph taken Circa 1950 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BB92/30486

The method of forming hollow vessels by blowing a blob of molten glass through a pipe dates to about 50 BC. The procedure was honed in the Middle Ages, especially in Venice. This man is following in a long tradition of glass blowers.