I ran across this photo the other day of the man who worked as Rice’s glassblower, Hubert Lange:
It’s not dated and the clothes don’t really give much away. I’m fairly sure we had glass blowers on staff for a long time although I don’t think we do any longer. I dimly remember being in the shop a long time ago and if I recall correctly it was in the basement of Space Science, somewhere off to the side of the machine shop here:
As always, any information is appreciated.
Bonus: For a single wild moment I thought the light poles had begun lying down in sympathy with the Italian cypresses, but of course it was only that the electricians were working on them.
Something else interesting, going through the basement of the Chemistry Building many years ago, I discovered that the drain pipes were made of class.
Glass drains are for acid waste. We had a lot of weird plumbing in the HP building where I was running Ethernet cable.
The glass shop was in the basement of the old Dell Butcher Hall/Chemistry Building/now Keck Hall.
Yes, you will still find a lot of glass drain pipes in the laboratory buildings because they are acid resistant.
David Lanman is listed as a Glassblower in the 2008-2009 campus directory and a Retiree in the 2009-2010 directory. On the Chemistry website they say he was in the Glass Shop for 19 years. Presumably the Glass Shop closed down when he retired, or glass became more easily available commercially? Although there’s no reason to assume that David Lanman and Hubert Lange _didn’t_ overlap, if they didn’t that makes the Lange picture 1990 at the latest.