Synopses & Reviews
Chapters include: appliances used in Glass blowing, manipulating glass tubing, blowing bulbs and flasks, jointing tubes to bulbs etc, forming thistle funnels, blowing and etching fancy glass articles, gilding and embossing sheet glass, utilising broken glass apparatus, boring and riveting glass, hand-working of telescope specula, turning and grinding glass, and the manufacture of glass.
Obviously that's a lot of ground to cover in a small book, but you WILL get useful information that will get you going inexpensively. If you find later that you need better information, you can search for more modern, complicated textbooks that sell for many times the price of this little beaut.
So start creating laboratory glassware. Be careful, though! Your dipstick neighbors will think you're running a designer drug lab!
You might be able to use this info with a vacuum pump set up to create unusual Geissler tubes, or neon tubes, or something similar. Or use some ideas here and ideas from Gingery books to create a glass lathe on which radio vacuum tubes were created. You won't get all the secrets here, but you will get a great introduction to working glass.