Decorated Vitrolite pigmented structural glass : its development, applications, and methods of production, 1907-1958

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dc.contributor.advisor Flores, Carol A. Hrvol, 1944- en_US
dc.contributor.author MacDonald, Alexander M. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:40:38Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:40:38Z
dc.date.created 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier LD2489.Z785 2005 .M33 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187979
dc.description.abstract Pigmented structural glass started being produced in the early years of the twentieth century, reached its height in popularity during the 1930's, and was no longer produced by 1960s. Vitrolite was one of the most popular brands of pigmented structural glass, It was first used as a white glass background for decalcomania advertisements and as cladding in areas were sanitation was desired. Several types of applied decoration were developed for Vitrolite that helped to expand it's applications in building beyond sanitary applications. These types of decoration include painted, sand-blasted, inlaid, laminated, agate, and surface textured designs. Decorated Vitrolite was commonly used on store fronts, in signage, and for restaurant interiors and lobbies. All decorated Vitrolite was completed in the Vitrolite factory prior to shipping to customers. The processes of creating the various types of ornamentation, how they developed, and their applications are the focus of this thesis.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent ii, 129 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Glass construction -- United States -- History -- 20th century. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Decalcomania -- United States -- History -- 20th century. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Glass, Ornamental -- United States -- History -- 20th century. en_US
dc.subject.other Vitrolite Company -- History. en_US
dc.title Decorated Vitrolite pigmented structural glass : its development, applications, and methods of production, 1907-1958 en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.H.P.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1327783 en_US


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