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    NASA scientific glass blower - photo

    NASA scientific glass blower, c. 1963. Full caption: "TOM SEITZ SCIENTIFIC GLASS BLOWER AT GLASS FABRICATION LABORATORY SHOWN CREATING CUSTOM GLASSWARE FOR CHEMICAL PHYSICAL RESEARCH"

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    There was a time when one of the requirements for obtaining a PhD in Physics was a demonstrated proficiency in scientific instrument glass blowing. In my university department were examples of handiwork of students and teachers, one of which remains in my private collection today. It's a whimsical piece, a small glass pig with a tiny cork in its nose. If you fill him with water he will wee-wee, but only if you tap his back end. Sadly, scientific instrument glass blowing has become a lost art.
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