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Pair of groziers

Pair of groziers
Title
Pair of groziers
Date 
ca. 1900 - 1920
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 x 2 in. (17.8 x 5.1 cm)
Description 
Pair of groziers (tool used for pinching glass).
Credit Line 
Fred and Nancylee Dikeman
Object Number 
2007.4.15
Gallery Label 
These groziers were among the tools which belonged to Tiffany Studios employee John Dikeman (1882-1967). Workers used a glass cutter to score an outline for a piece of glass, which would then be broken off. Pincing off small bits with a grozier further refined the shapes. The edges of the glass piece were then wrapped with a thin strip of copper foil, which had been cut from a sheet of beaten copper set on a scored bronze plate.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group