posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 12:18 PM
Originally posted by Kandinsky
reply to post by A51Watcher
One drawback is neither the Romans nor the Egyptians had the knowledge to blow glass.
Without this ability, perhaps the bulbs are only bulbs to modern eyes? It was mid-1st Century before the technique came through from Syria. No glass,
no bulbs. No evidence of copper cables, no insulators or parts thereof.
This is innacurate information.
The earliest KNOWN evidence of blown glass is from a WORKSHOP ( commercial production) dated between 80-50 BC.
This wa a production shop, using KNOWN techniques.
The origin of glassblowing is unknown and is obviously much older than the evidence you quoted.
Bottles and vessles came much later than the first example of glassblowing.
and besides..wouldn't the discovery of glassblowing would have been sheltered by the elites long before some folks opened a bottle shop?
I'll find links to back up my post when I get home to my other computer.
Ive written numerous articles on glassblowing and even founded an Art Glass magazine dedicated to glass artists and glass art, and have a ton of
historical information on glassblowing saved on my home computer.
Glassblowing is a very ancient art, that from my research we possibly learned by accident a very very long time ago.