Owens-Illinois developed an improved glass block

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electric Journal

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
vol. 33, no. 1, p. 64-65, col. 2,1


News of the Month


Development of an improved glass block for building purposes, which has stood up under pressures of 72,500 pounds to a single block and which reduces heat flow, deadens sound, transmits and diffuses light, deflects sun glare and resists fire, has been announced by the Owens-Illinois Glass Company.

Production of the glass blocks on a large scale is going forward at the Muncie, Ind., plant of the company in response to large orders for the material from builders and architects in all parts of the United States, it was announced.

Recent refinements in the manufacture of glass "brick" to make the material meet the most exacting requirements of builders is expected to play an important part in revolutionizing the trend of architectural design for certain types buildings, including industrial buildings, dairies breweries, laboratories, filling stations, apartment structures, houses, mausoleums, and store fronts.


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Keywords:Hemingray : Owens-Illinois Glass Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:September 28, 2010 by: Bob Stahr;