Mickey's touch-up

Uploaded 17 Jul 2018 — 2 favorites
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© Patrick Westerfield
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

This image was made at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. The glassworker (sometimes known as a Lampworker) was making a figurine of Mickey Mouse. He is using a Hand Torch to finish the ears of the figurine. This allows more maneuverability of the flame than the Bench Burner shown in the foreground.

I have attached a link to the Wikipedia article on Lampworking. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lampworking

Please Note: I did not travel back from the future to post this. When I changed the batteries in my camera, I accidentally set the wrong month.

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  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (17 Jul 2018):

    I imagine the glassworkers are careful they don't burn their fingers in the process of making these figurines...Very interesting process that goes into the final product...Excellent images and described well too.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (17 Jul 2018):

    a cool close-up!

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