From 8000 to 6000 B.C.
In the neolithic was natural glass, also called 'Obsidian', used for arrowheads and spearheads, gemstones and amulets by grinding, polishing, boring and fragmenting.
In Egypt was discovered the oldest glass piece which was artificially created by melting.
At this time was the discovery and application of the melting for the glass production.
At the turning point of history
The blowpipe was invented and used in Syria.
At 50 AD
Influence of the glass production by Roman occupying forces in Germania, Spain and Britain.
Pliny the Elder described the antique glass art.
From 350 to 700 AD
At that time the glasses were sparingly decorated with rills and were made of Utilitarian glass. The processing areas of Utilitarian glass were Rhineland, Belgium and Norway.
From 800 AD to 1200
The glass production of simple glass has diffused by monastery glassworks.
1500 to 1550
Venetian glass art experience its peak.
All antique production and decoration methods were rediscovered an improved.
Already 69 glass factories were recorded on the Bavarian country plate.
The coal heating in covered stoves was implemented for the first time.
Georg Ravenscroft from England invented the 'flint glass'. This glass consists of lead crystal with 30% lead content.
Lucas de Nehou from France invented the rolling process for cast glass.
In the 18th century
Thuringian gaffers produced filmy glass threads, the so called 'angel or fairy hiar'
Production of soda was executed on the basis of the sodium chloride process.
Pressed glass was invented in America and England.
Fr. Egermann rediscovered and refined colour pickling.
The brothers Siemens invented the regeneration stoves for the heating of glass-kiln.
The soda production on basis of the ammonia-soda-process, which is still used today, was invented.