GLASSBLOWING, by Homer L. Hoyt, 267 pages, hardbound, published 1989. The author presents the art of glass blowing in lesson form. The introduction covers the history of glass blowing, tools and equipment. It precedes to explain the setup, use of the torch, hazards and how to hold and turn the glass. The book then walks the reader through ten lessons. It also explains the art of making blown glass tubing projects. Oriented towards artistic applications but has practical applications. HOYT040X
VACUUM SEALING TECHNIQUES, by Alexander Roth, 860 pages, hardbound, published 1994. The author covers numerous techniques developed in the early 1960s for the efficient, construction of reliable vacuum seals, and provides critical insights into the design, construction and assembly of vacuum systems. Included is a section on Glass to Glass (and quartz) seals. ROTH2594
HANDBOOK OF MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES FOR VACUUM DEVICES, by Walter H. Kohl, 623 pages, softbound, published 1995. Topics covered are: Glass, Ceramics, Mica, Carbon and Graphite, Iron and Steel, Copper and Copper Alloys, Nickel and Nickel Alloys, Precious Metals and their Alloys, Tungsten and Tungsten Alloys, Molybdenum and Molybdenum Alloys, Tantalum and Columbium (Niobium) and their Alloys, Titanium, Zirconium, Hafnium. Other activities cover are: soldering and brazing, Glass-to Metal Seals, Ceramic to Metal Seals, Cathodes and Heaters, Grid Structures and Coating, Getter Material, Secondary Emission and Voltage Breakdowns. KOHL3876
HANDBOOK OF ELECTRON TUBE AND VACUUM TECHNIQUES, by Fred Rosebury, 597 pages, softbound, published 1993. Topics covered are: Cleaning of Electron Tubes and Vacuum Components, Electroplating and Stripping, Heat-Treating and Brazing, Induction Heating: Radio-Frequency Heating, Bombarding, Glass to Metal Seals, Metal and Ceramic Bonding, Tube Laboratory Procedures, Heater Design and Preparation, Nickel Bases for Oxide-coated Cathodes, Oxide-coated Cathodes General, Getters and Getter-ion Pumping, Cryopumping, Ultrahigh Vacuum, Vacuum Techniques, Design and Construction of Vacuum Tubes and Vessels, Gas Filling of Tubes, Metal Bellows, Procedure for assembling Tubes, Leak Detection, and Vapor Pressure. ROSEBURY1210
VACUUM TECHNOLOGY AND SPACE SIMULATION, by David H. Holkeboer, Donald W. Jones, Frank Pagano and Donald J. Santeler, 339 pages, softbound, reprint 1993. Topics covered are: Vacuum Nomenclature, Pressure, Pressure Measurement, Pumping Speed, Gas Flow in Components and Systems, Pumping Systems, Cryogenic Pumping, Gas Load, Outgassing of Materials, Systems (Space simulation), Leak Detection, and a Cumulative Reference list. HOLKEBOER237