Scoring pattern tray
ca. 1900 - 1920
Overall: 6 x 20 in. (15.2 x 50.8 cm)
Bronze scoring pattern for cutting strips of copper foil.
This scoring tray was 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 like this.
Fred and Nancylee Dikeman
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