Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday Challenge" Glass"

This weeks challenge is Glass. I am using the excuse of my camera to explain the poor quality. It is very frustating to have to use something that doesn't want to be used. I was wanting to take these photos where the objects actually sit but this will have to do instead. The first shot is a gift from Ted and Shirley, they gave me this when I first started my business, it was as Ted said to show me " there is light at the end of the tunnel" much as I love the gift I am still waiting for the light.
This shot is of an old milk bottle from Dave's family business they had many years ago
and also a replica of the old style lanterns they used to have in mines to show wether they had lots of oxygen or to much methane. I know lots of Brass but the lantern cover is glass. ( You guys probably know this but .....the light would go out if there was no oxygen and it would burn brighter if there was too much methane gas) This last shot is a glass clock that Dave received from the Sullivan Mine when it closed down. All the employees received this item as a gift of the companies appreciation. The mine closing really affected this community. It was a mine that had run for 100 yrs and kept 100's of people employed.
Well guys that's it. I will check you all out later. Have a great day.


fernvalley01 said...

Very nice , I like the gift idea , new business can be so much of a struggle

Crystal said...

Thats a really pretty clock! And I like tose miners lanters, they look so nice and to have a purpose too, even better.

VioletSky said...

I like that all your glass selections have somuch meaning to you.

Sydney_bitless said...

Why do they call it a shotglass clock? Neat.

dibear said...

Very nice selection of glass shots. Great memorbialia. :)

Ed said...

Very cool, love the miners lamp.:-)

DayPhoto said...

Shoot I didn't think of milk bottles I have BOXes of them for the families dairy!


Far Side of Fifty said...

I like the milk has history! :)

morephotosplease said...

Nice glass pictures. Like the milk bottle and lantern.

Shirley said...

Lots of history here Janice. That's pretty cool that Dave kept one of the milk bottles. I like that brass'n'glass lantern too.

CTG Ponies said...

Excellent pics! Nice family history.

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