Usually a glass fishing float is round in form but they were blown into various shapes and sizes, from as large as a standard beach ball
Japan apparently started using the glass floats as early as 1910. By the 1940s, glass had evidently replaced wood or cork floats for a good percentage of deep-
These balls came naturally from the ocean, usually after the winter storms, and were—and still are—prized items among collectors. They are
USED AS A BUOY. USED ON FISH NETS. FLOATING BALL. IMPERFECTIONS IN GLASS SHOWS IT IS AN ORIGINAL. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE! 12" WIDE/TALL.
Glass floats, glass fishing floats, or Japanese glass fishing floats are popular collectors' items. They were once used by fishermen in many parts of the
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These hollow spheres were used on ocean waters to support large scale commercial fishing nets, (often with many individual fishing nets strung together,
Glass Fishing Ball Floats With Netting Knockoffs. Yea! Another knockoff project on my list done! I have always loved these glass fishing floats and would
True vintage glass fishing floats were made in glass factories or blown by hand, usually into a spherical shape, then sealed with a blob
A successful attempt at drilling a hole into an original, salvaged 12" glass fishing float; even highlights the unique beauty of the barnacle and oyster
The earliest floats, including most Japanese glass fishing floats, were handmade by a glassblower. Recycled glass, especially old sake bottles in Japan,