Initial translation by Barbara Pflanz
This report provides an English translation of a German technical article on late 19th-century and early 20th-century Bohemian glass-bead manufacturing, published in 1913 in the journal Sprechsaal. The article emphasizes the description of techiques for the manufacture of mould-pressed beads, secondarily describing methods for wound, blown and drawn-bead manufacturing.
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Ross, Lester A.
"Bohemian Glass Beadmaking: Translation and Discussion of a 1913 German Technical Article."
BEADS: Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers
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