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Worker strips the ladle to remove excess glass

1934

Corning Museum of Glass

Corning Museum of Glass
Corning, United States

Photograph is probably of Charlie Wilson striping ladle of excess glass; it is probable that it is Wilson because the man is wearing a protective facial shield that appears to be attached to a catcher's mask, a signature feature of Wilson's. Another man, to Wilson's right, assists.

"Corning, N.Y. - the second 200-inch mirror for the world's greatest telescope, the astronomical eye that will see one million times better than a human eye, being placed in the furnace today at the Corning Glass Works as it was poured without a single flaw. D-12/2/34." -- typed on small piece of paper affixed to verso.

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