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The "Gazelle Gazette" is a Carder Steuben Club Newsletter that is initially delivered as an email and is maintained by Alan Shovers. This section provides an archive of the Gazelle Gazette Newsletter postings. If you would like to submit a Newsletter posting or have your email address added to Alan's address list, please email it to Alan Shovers.

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Carder Steuben Vase - 6241


Posting Number 3415   Date: 06/24/20     Return to Posting List

My condolences to the families of all of the Carder Steuben Club members who have lost loved ones and friends in this difficult year. Robert Weinberg

Oh how tragic for the family! Didnt Jim collect Carder sherbets? Will be praying for his family. :-( Lisa Ackerman Baldwin

Here is how Jim Sutterfield helped me.

Jim used to send me color formulas for Carders glass. They would arrive by USPS in the form of handwritten letters. I was working on Window Glass Green and knew regular windows for a home used to contain one color agent only, manganese. It was used to remove the natural green color of glass caused by iron in the sand. It was used as a decoloring agent to make the glass more clear.

I figured Carder's lightest shade of green and closest to clear glass would be the candidate. I began the hunt and secured a piece of Carders lightest green and found one on Ebay. The seller had it listed as clear glass. I could see from the picture it had the faintest shade of green. I then hit the shape index to get further information. I found Pale Green and Blue to match the piece from Ebay. I contacted Jim, my go to at the time, and asked him if he had a formula that contained nothing but manganese. He wrote back and confirmed yes. If I remember correctly it was one ounce of manganese per 100 pounds of glass.

If left in direct sunlight the glass turns a very light delicate purple. Yes , so will your Steuben Window Glass Geen so do not display it from a windowsill. It is hard to photograph the delicateness of the green and in person it does look quite clear. David Chadwick-Brown did a great job in his attached photo.

That is the story. I still have Jim's letters.

Rande Bly from Alabama

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