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Subject: Why don't glassblowing pipes get too hot to hold?

Date: Sat Sep 2 23:10:46 2006
Posted by Walter
Grade level: 7-9 School: Museum of Glass
City: Tacoma State/Province: WA Country: Seattle
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1157263846.Ph

 I am a tour guide in a glass Museum. We demonstrate glassblowing (vases and
goblets, not scientific)People often ask why the blowpipe( A stainless steel
tube 4.5 feet long. Does become very hot(too hot to hold) when you stick it in a
2300F furnace to heat the glass on the end of it.
Thank you,

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