Rockett, Frank H. Engineering Consultant, Charlottesville, Virginia.
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In glass blowing, a long straight tube on which molten glass is gathered and worked, partly by blowing into the tube. The blowpipe (see illustration) is spun to shape the glass object further by centrifugal force, or by a tool, in which case the blowpipe acts as a spindle for turning. See also: Glass
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