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More Puzzling: Larger Objects Patterned in Smaller Molds.
Ian Simmonds.
The Glass Club Bulletin of The National American Glass Club.
Number 209, Autumn 2007.
A discussion of how and why glass bubbles that had received both a pattern and form in full-sized, hinged, multi-part molds were subsequently expanded and reshaped to create objects of a larger size and different shape. Written as a response to a question in an earlier Bulletin about certain club-shaped decanters that had received their patterns in smaller barrel-shaped, hinged, multi-part molds. The article presents evidence from other Blown Three Mold objects and from period sources.