Since everyone is on the discussion of glass. Has anyone ever researched or worked on reassembling broken glass records? I was once having a discussion with a friend that blows glass and I was wondering, if a cracked glass record ccould be put back together again with "hot" freshly blown glass. Any ideas?

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[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Aaron Luis Levinson
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2004 10:14 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] stability of shellac disks

This thickening is due to the way pane glass was manufactured
in the 19th century and earlier not due to its deformation as a
super-cooled liquid.

On Friday, January 30, 2004, at 09:55 AM, Bewley, Nigel wrote:

> do we account for window glass that has become thicker at
> the
> bottom of the pane than at the top?  Apparently glass 'flows' over
> time -
> years not weeks - and window panes change shape!
> Nigel
> British Library
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> From: Don Cox [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 30 January 2004 15:00
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] stability of shellac disks
> On 30/01/04, Art Shifrin wrote:
>> "I have shellac records over a century old which exhibit no
>> deterioration other than wear!
>> Steven C. Barr"
>> How do you know that the disks have not in some way changed or
>> deteriorated?
>> Yes, they're playable but even glass changes shape over time.
> I saw an exhibition of Roman glass a few years ago. Those bottles etc
> didn't show any signs of having changed shape over 2000 years.
> Regards
> --
> Don Cox
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